Ubisoft has told Joystiq that it will look to provide continuity for THQ Montreal’s staff as it plans to welcome the studio into its organisational structure. It also confirmed that unannounced projects were part of the acquisition.
“It is too early to say” whether former Ubisoft creative lead Patrice Desilets will return to the company as part of the deal, Ubisoft added. Desilets left Ubisoft for THQ Montreal in 2011.
The statement in full reads: “It’s too soon to say for certain, but we are very excited about THQ Montreal becoming part Ubisoft.
“In the coming weeks we’ll be looking at how to offer an organizational structure that provides continuity for the creative teams involved. Unannounced projects from THQ Montreal are included as part of the acquisition.
“We are very excited to welcome the experienced and talented people from THQ Montreal to our internal development teams, and are convinced that they will be bringing a lot to the group.”
Ubisoft also acquired the rights to publish Obsidian’s South Park: The Stick of Truth as part of the THQ bankruptcy sale.