Footage from what would have been the next big title from Assassin’s Creed 1 and 2 director Patrice Désilets has surfaced from a presentation in Europe (via. Polygon). 1666: Amsterdam began as the first big console project of the company Désilets formed after leaving Ubisoft in 2010, before it was ultimately sold back to Ubisoft and left in the works. You can watch the captured footage below.
Captured by journalist Brandon Sheffield, the game’s footage oversees a cloaked figure that appears to be the player controlling animals and conjuring strange visions. According to Sheffield, the game’s premise was “be worse than the devil”, which links to the player’s ability to manipulate ravens, rats, and other animals associated with witchcraft.
1666: Amsterdam was intended to launch Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Sheffield also claimed. Désilets and Ubisoft have only this week settled a lawsuit in which the game’s rights were returned to the early Assassin’s Creeds director. However, Désilets’ pursuits have been diverted elsewhere with Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey for his studio Panache Digital Games, so it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing much more on Amsterdam.