MONTREAL–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jade Raymond, founding father of Ubisoft Toronto and Motive Studios and one of many inventive forces behind the blockbuster Murderer’s Creed franchise, has introduced the formation of Haven Leisure Studios Inc., a brand new sport growth studio primarily based in Montreal, Canada. Raymond has assembled a world class group with over a decade of expertise working collectively throughout a number of vastly common video games and franchises. True to its identify, the studio’s video games will function havens for gamers – bringing them collectively to have enjoyable, specific themselves, and discover group. The imaginative and prescient of being a haven extends to the group as properly, which can champion transparency and mutual respect.
Persevering with its dedication to fostering inventive expertise and pushing the boundaries of innovation, Sony Interactive Leisure confirmed immediately that it’s going to put money into the brand new studio and its first undertaking, an unannounced new IP for PlayStation.
“Sony Interactive Leisure is proud to help and put money into Haven and its future,” stated Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. “We perceive the challenges and rewards of constructing inventive groups from the bottom up, as does Jade together with her wealth of expertise helming lots of gaming’s largest franchises. We’re assured in and excited for the brilliant way forward for Haven Studios and its first undertaking, presently in growth.”
“I couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about this chance to return to my roots and work with this gifted group to create a brand new IP collectively,” stated Jade Raymond, CEO and Founding father of Haven Studios. “Launching an unbiased studio with the backing of Sony Interactive Leisure offers us full freedom to push boundaries with the help of a writer that deeply understands the inventive course of of constructing video games and is thought for distinctive high quality and a player-first method.”
About Jade Raymond
Jade Raymond is the CEO and Founding father of www.HavenStudios.com. Raymond has been enthusiastic about video games since her childhood in Montréal. She joined the business as a programmer and has since centered on bringing innovation, new mechanics and gameplay to action-adventure and on-line multiplayer video games. During the last 25 years, she has proven her ardour for all points of sport growth, taking part in key roles in programming, design, manufacturing, studio-head, and govt jobs. She is finest recognized for serving to create the Murderer’s Creed and Watch Canine franchises, and for founding Ubisoft’s Toronto studio, which developed blockbuster titles like Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist below her path.
Most lately, Raymond served as VP for Google’s Stadia Video games and Leisure. Earlier than becoming a member of Google, she was SVP and Group Common Supervisor at Digital Arts’ PopCap Vancouver and Motive Studios (Montréal), which she based in 2015. Raymond was additionally answerable for the Star Wars console and PC software program portfolio throughout EA.
About Sony Interactive Leisure
Acknowledged as a worldwide chief in interactive and digital leisure, Sony Interactive Leisure (SIE) is answerable for the PlayStation® model and household of services. SIE has delivered innovation to the market for the reason that launch of the unique PlayStation in Japan in 1994. The PlayStation household of services embody PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation™Retailer, PlayStation®Plus, PlayStation™Video, PlayStation™Music, PlayStation™Now, and acclaimed PlayStation software program titles from SIE Worldwide Studios. Headquartered in San Mateo, California, SIE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Company and has international features in California, London and Tokyo. “PlayStation,” “PS5,”and“DualSense” are registered emblems or emblems of Sony Interactive Leisure Inc. All different emblems are property of their respective homeowners.