Jade Raymond’s time at Ubisoft has come to an end.
Jade Raymond spent 10 years at Ubisoft. During her tenure, she served as producer on the first two Assassin’s Creed titles (2004-2009) , Splinter Cell: Blacklist (2010-2013) and briefly on Watch_Dogs (2008-2009).
She also founded the publisher’s Toronto studio and was its managing director since 2009.
“I’ve spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games,” said Raymond in a statement. “This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. ”
Alexandre Parizeau will replace Raymond as managing director of Ubisoft Toronto at the end of the month.
“I’m confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I’d like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavors,” Raymond added.
Ubisoft Toronto should be in good hands as Parizeau was one of the founding core members of Ubisoft Toronto. His resume includes serving as producer on Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Conviction and Rainbow Six: Vegas.
No news on what’s next for Raymond, but I would imagine she will be fielding plenty of offers. Having the incredibly successful Assassin’s Creed franchise on your resume is a huge plus.
Where do you think she’ll go? Microsoft and Sony are the obvious frontrunners right now. I’m going to say Amazon. Their gaming division hasn’t gotten off the ground yet, and Raymond is a big name and has proven she can get the job done.