1666 Amsterdam, cancelled game from Assassin’s Creed creator, revealed 1666 Amsterdam, cancelled game from Assassin’s Creed creator, revealed
For anyone that’s been to Amsterdam, the idea of an open-world adventure game set on its streets is something that sounds pretty magical. Assassin’s... 1666 Amsterdam, cancelled game from Assassin’s Creed creator, revealed

For anyone that’s been to Amsterdam, the idea of an open-world adventure game set on its streets is something that sounds pretty magical.


Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets had the idea of creating an AC-esque game set in the city during the 1600s, and newly released footage of the cancelled game shows what could have been: a beautiful, emotional and classical interpretation of a city brimming with culture.

1666 Amsterdam‘s history is rather sad. Desilets founded a new studio after leaving Ubisoft, but that studio was eventually bought by the French publisher when THQ went under. Disappointingly, Desilets lost the rights to 1666 Amsterdam, and so goes a long, tired history of legal battles to reclaim rights.

He eventually got the IP back, but he had to compromise and drop a US$400,000 lawsuit against Ubisoft.

With his reclaiming of the IP comes new off-screen footage of the game. Check it out below.

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