Way back in 2012, a mysterious new game from the creator of Assassin’s Creed, Patrice Désilets began development.
Entitled ‘Amsterdam 1666‘ the game’s production struggled after getting stuck in an IP rights battle between Ubisoft and creator Désilets.
Désilets was then caught up in a legal battle to win his rights to the game back, which didn’t end until 2016.
However, Désilets prevailed and managed to acquire the rights to Amsterdam 1666, and he’s now confirmed that there’s still big plans for the game.
Speaking to VG247, Désilets said: “For sure, Amsterdam 1666 is gonna happen.”
There’s some in-game footage (taken in 2016) for the game which you can watch here. Safe to say that three years down the line, it’s probably going to end up looking entirely different when we do get a new reveal.
The video’s description reads: “The game would have been for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and the footage comes from a build of that era, 2 years ago.
“It would have become next (now current)-gen if the studio had not closed. The game’s theme is ‘be as good as the devil,’ which is why the protagonist can control animals traditionally associated with black magic. This footage shows a real player running through the game in-engine.”
Unfortunately, we almost definitely won’t be seeing anything new for Amsterdam 1666 for a while though, as Désilets has had his hands pretty full with the upcoming open-world survival game, Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey.
In Ancestors you’ll have to “survive your evolution in Neogene Africa starting 10 million years ago” in this third-person open world survival game where you “Explore, Expand, and Evolve to advance your clan to the next generation.”
GameByte recently got to go hands-on with Ancestors, and it’s set to be something seriously special.
Check out Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey in the video below!
Ancestors: Humankind Odyssey is due to release later this year. As for Amsterdam 1666…well, looks like we’ll have to wait and see.
Featured Image Credit: Patrice Désilets