Ubisoft has renewed its trademark on 1666 in the US. For those of you who have no idea what 1666 is, and why this is actually news, let me take you back to 2012.
When THQ (remember THQ?) went bankrupt, a few then unannounced titles were discovered among the wreckage. One of these titles was 1666, a game under development at THQ Montreal, headed by none other than Patrice Désilets, the creator of Assassin’s Creed.
Soon afterward, Ubisoft has acquired the 1666 IP, together with the whole of THQ Montreal. Désilets re-joined the publisher and continued to work on the project before leaving again to start his own studio. Ever since then, the project has been on hold and we haven’t heard anything about it for three years.
Granted, a renewed trademark is nothing major. It could just be Ubisoft taking steps to assure Désilets cannot get the 1666 IP back, even though he tried doing so multiple times in the past. Or maybe Ubisoft is finally planning on doing something with the IP.
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