If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs series, you’ll probably know that you partly have Jade Raymond to thank for that. Having just left Google Stadia, she now has a new studio called Haven Studios.
The announcement came from Raymond herself, albeit via the PlayStation Blog. It may sound like an odd avenue, considering the fact that she calls it an independent studio. But then she mentions that the studio is already making an as-of-yet unannounced IP. This basically means that it’s a new IP for the PlayStation platform, and likely the PS5 more specifically.
So excited to announce Haven Studios! https://t.co/dDJKKA7ZrY
— Jade Raymond (@ibjade) March 16, 2021
As mentioned earlier, among the achievements under Jade Raymond’s belt include the playing a key role in the creation of both the Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs series. But beyond the two games, she was also responsible for the founding of Ubisoft Toronto and EA Motive. So it’s fair to say that her 25-year history in the video game industry is a pretty decorated one.
As for what she’s currently working on with the new Haven Studios, we’ll unfortunately just have to wait to find out more. And it will be quite the wait, considering the studio’s own website has yet to be completely set up.