Ubisoft has confirmed its acquisition of THQ Montreal, a deal that included THQ Montreal’s South Park: The Stick of Truth game being developed externally by Obsidian.
Said Yannis Mallat, president of Ubisoft Montreal:
This deal adds experienced developers to our internal creative teams at a key moment in the cycle of the video game industry.
THQ Montreal will join Ubisoft’s development teams, already the second-largest in-house development staff in the world with 26 studios in 19 countries and more than 6,250 people dedicated to video game production.
The future of Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Désilets, who left Ubisoft to work on a new game project at THQ Montreal in June 2010, wasn’t mentioned by Ubisoft. However, his new IP has been acquired by the publisher.