Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets recently confirmed that he still plans on making Amsterdam 1666.
At Reboot Develop, VG247 asked Désilets if he plans to make Amsterdam 1666 at his studio, Panache Digital Games, who is currently working on Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Désilets replied: “For sure, Amsterdam 1666 is gonna happen.”
Désilets then went on to say he believes that Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey is setting the groundwork for Amsterdam 1666:
“You put the cape on the ape and you’re pretty good to do another game,” Désilets explained. “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.”
The early gameplay footage of Amsterdam 1666 featured an Assassin’s Creed-like open world where the players control animals linked to dark magic (crows, cats, etc). The game originally started development before 2012 under the now-defunct THQ Montreal. The game was cancelled and the rights went to Ubisoft, but Désilets won the IP back in 2016.
Since the game’s original cancellation, Désilets has indicated he has had time to think over and refine his project:
“Now I am thinking about it a little bit. It’ll probably change a little bit,” Désilets explained. “You were more like the devil’s apprentice than the actual devil. Once I finish this and then, ‘Okay what’s next?’ If it’s Amsterdam 1666, I’ll probably restart from scratch.”
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