1666 Amsterdam Is “For Sure” Happening, Says Assassin’s Creed Creator
Well-known for being the creative lead on the first three Assassin’s Creed games, Patrice Desilets is next set to explore the emergence of mankind in the open-world survival game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. While the ambitious prehistoric project will present the studio debut of Panache Digital Games, Desilets’ long-developing previous effort Amsterdam 1666 would look to have been indefinitely sidelined for the foreseeable future.
However, it seems Desilets hasn’t given up on the unmade game just yet, recently confirming the title will “for sure” see the light of day in an interview with VG247. When asked about if plans for the project were still in place, Desilets assured that “For sure, Amsterdam 1666 is gonna happen,” going as far as to suggest the title could start development after work on Ancestors concludes.
You put the cape on the ape and you’re pretty good to do another game. If you think about it, climbing up a tree trunk, climbing a rock, climbing a building façade… It’s like now I’ve got a toolbox.”
For those who aren’t already aware, Amsterdam 1666 was to be the next big project from the Assassin’s Creed creator that would have adapted the titular late-1600s European setting into a stylish and supernatural open-world adventure. However, plans were halted after publisher THQ Montreal ultimately went under, sparking a lengthy legal battle with Ubisoft over creative rights to Amsterdam 1666. The clash ultimately ended up in Desilets’ favor, leaving it currently up to him how the project might eventually happen.
As it’s now been multiple years since, the Assassin’s Creed creator confessed that the final product would likely “change a little bit” from his initial vision. When discussing the potential for continued development of Amsterdam 1666, Desilets surmised that the project may actually have to start again from square one. “You were more like the devil’s apprentice than the actual devil. Once I finish [Ancestors] and then, ‘Okay what’s next?’ If it’s Amsterdam 1666, I’ll probably restart from scratch.”
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is confirmed for a release on PC (via Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2019.
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