Ubisoft has filed for a trademark for 1666, a game they once canceled way back in 2013. Is this nothing more than IP protection? Or are we about to see the re-birth of a potential hit?
When Ubisoft was part of the horde of publishers circling over the corpse of THQ, they grabbed properties like South Park. They also grabbed the IP known as 1666, a project being worked on by former Ubisoft employee Patrice Désilets.
They grabbed the IP and, seemingly, set it back somewhere in their IP warehouse. They acquired the game in January 2013, and they announced the suspension of its development in May of the same year.
Désilets would go on record saying that 1666 was going to be the next Assassin’s Creed, complete with gaming fiction set in a historical setting.
Perhaps we’ll know soon enough. Or we won’t, this trademark could be nothing at all.