Not sure how recent some of these departures/firings took place (not all in only the last few weeks obviously) but definitly not good news indeed, especially since they are about to release 2 main games in the near future (i.e. RS:Vegas and Assasin's Creed). I for one did not see this coming, thinking that all was well at the Montreal studio (of all places especially). I'm pretty sure that this will only result in minute structural management and won't be too threatning to the creativity of new IP games in the near future as well as the progression of current games. Stay strong my brotha's .