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Jade Raymond Says Fans, Not Developers, Will Drive The Franchises Of The Future

Jade Raymond has seen the future, and the future is user-generated content. The former Stadia VP, who helped create hit franchises like Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs, argues in a recent blog post hosted by a venture capital firm that the biggest game franchises will rely just as much (if not more) on fans to create content and context than the game developers themselves.
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Stadia staff join Jade Raymond at Haven Studios

At least half a dozen more Google Stadia staff have found a new home at Haven Studios, the developer set up by former Stadia games exec Jade Raymond. The list notably includes Corey May, who like Raymond once helped define the early Assassin's Creed series. May served as scriptwriter, lead writer and then narrative director on numerous Assassin's Creed games over the course of a 12-year span, and worked with Raymond on the series' first couple of entries.
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A host of Stadia developers have left Google to join Jade Raymond at Haven Studios

The Google Stadia team has lost even more talent after a number of developers upped sticks to join Jade Raymond at the Sony-backed Haven Studios. Haven was formed by Raymond earlier this year following her own departure from Stadia, with the veteran developer having initially being hired by Google in 2019 to oversee its Stadia Games and Entertainment Team along with its now-shuttered Montreal studio.
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Xbox Boss Congratulates Jade Raymond On New Studio, PlayStation IP

If you're a keen PlayStation fan as well as Xbox, you might have seen yesterday that veteran game creator Jade Raymond revealed on the PlayStation Blog that she has started a new indie development studio called Haven. And while it seems as though the developer's first game is coming to...
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Jade Raymond starts new indie studio backed by Sony

When you fall, pick yourself up and try again. That is a lesson all of us can learn throughout life. For notable gaming industry figure Jade Raymond, that has been exactly the case following her departure from Google Stadia less than two months ago. The Assassin’s Creed co-creator is not resting anytime soon. Instead, she has founded a new studio. Jade Raymond is now leading a new team at Haven Studios, a Montreal-based indie studio that is supported by Sony and PlayStation.
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Jade Raymond launches a new Sony-backed indie studio

Less than two months after her split with Stadia, Assassin's Creed co-creator Jade Raymond has announced on the PlayStation Blog that she's founded a new Montreal-based indie studio called Haven, which is "already hard at work on an unannounced IP." Raymond joined Google in March 2019 to head up Stadia...
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Jade Raymond announces new Sony game studio just weeks after leaving Stadia

Longtime industry veteran Jade Raymond is heading up a new studio that will create original games for PlayStation. Raymond announced the news today via the PlayStation Blog. “We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community,” Raymond wrote about the new studio, Haven. “We want to pour our passion into a project. We want to make something wondrous for people to experience.”
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Jade Raymond opens Sony-backed Haven game studio in Montreal

Jade Raymond, a seasoned game studio executive who most recently headed Google Stadia‘s games, has opened a new Montreal-based studio called Haven — with backing from Sony. Raymond was part of the team that made the original Assassin’s Creed, and she rose through the ranks at Ubisoft, eventually starting Ubisoft...
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Assassin’s Creed co-creator Jade Raymond starts new studio with PlayStation

Jade Raymond was one of countless developers who found themselves jobless last month when Google abruptly shut down its internal Stadia game development studios after a buzzy launch just two years earlier. Now, the former Ubisoft executive who was instrumental in the creation of the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs franchises is starting a new studio of her own, with Sony and PlayStation backing her up.
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PlayStation Announces New IP Being Developed at Studio Founded by Jade Raymond

Google announced last month that it would be shuttering its first-party studios division, which was helmed by video game industry veteran Jade Raymond. The move came as somewhat of a shock given that Stadia Games & Entertainment had so many prolific names attached to it, but with Stadia as a whole not driving much interest, Google seemingly felt the need to pull the plug in regards to developing its own internal games. Now, a little over a month later, and we have learned where Jade Raymond herself is now heading.
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Burned by Stadia screwups, Jade Raymond finds PlayStation far more welcoming

It’s been a rollercoaster couple of months for games industry veteran Jade Raymond. At the beginning of February, Raymond announced her departure from Google after Stadia announced that it would be halting its first-party gaming efforts to instead focus on the streaming side of its business. Raymond had been working at Google since March 2019, heading up projects that ultimately never saw the light of day.
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Jade Raymond announces studio working on new IP for PlayStation

Assassin's Creed co-creator Jade Raymond has announced Haven Entertainment Studios, a new independent developer that will build a fresh IP for PlayStation. Raymond most recently served as head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, until Google announced it was shutting down its internal development studios at the start of February, only 14 months after Stadia's high-profile launch. Raymond previously served as boss of EA's Motive studio, following a long stint at Ubisoft.
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Jade Raymond forms Developer Studio Haven; First Game for PlayStation

Jade Raymond has founded Haven, a new games developer in Montreal, Canada, working on a new IP for PlayStation. As stated in the press release, Raymond assembled a “world class team” with over a decade of experience. The studio’s name also has deeper meaning, as “the studio’s games will serve as havens for players – bringing them together to have fun, express themselves, and find community. The vision of being a haven extends to the team as well, which will champion transparency and mutual respect.”
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Jade Raymond establishes Haven Studios, backed by Sony Interactive Entertainment; working on original IP for PlayStation

Jade Raymond has announced the establishment of Haven Studios, a Montreal-based studio backed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which is at work on an original intellectual property for PlayStation. “Launching an independent studio with the backing of Sony Interactive Entertainment gives us full freedom to push boundaries with the support of...
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Jade Raymond forms new studio working on an original PlayStation IP

Industry veteran Jade Raymond has formed a new Montreal-based studio that is developing a new IP for PlayStation. Called Haven Entertainment Studios, Sony has invested in the company, and houses many game developers Raymond has worked with over the years. “We want to create worlds where players can escape, have...
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Jade Raymond forms new studio Haven to work on a new IP for PlayStation

Former Assassin's Creed executive producer and Google Stadia Games and Entertainment head Jade Raymond has announced that she's started a new independent studio called Haven Studios, and is already partnering with PlayStation to work on a brand new, as yet unannounced, IP. Revealing the news in a PlayStation Blog post,...