You may forgive for getting emotional last week during the Opening Night Live event at , when the trailer showed for his game, Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.
That’s because he’s been on his own personal odyssey to make the game for the past five years. Désilets was famous as the creative director of Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed II, and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.
But he left in 2010 in search of creative independence. He started a studio with THQ in 2011, but was adrift again when THQ went bankrupt. Ubisoft bought the remnants in an auction but could not come to terms with Désilets, who was terminated. In 2014, Désilets started his own studio, Panache Digital Games, and his team of 30 or so people worked