Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation

Jade Raymond Forms New Studio, Working On Unannounced Game For PlayStation

Former Assassin’s Creed producer and EA manager Jade Raymond announced the formation of a new independent studio called Haven today. It’s first project will be a brand new IP being developed for PlayStation, she wrote in a post over on the company’s blog.

“And so today I’m announcing Haven, an independent studio where many of the talented game developers I have worked with for years (and love dearly!) are coming together to do what we are most passionate about,” wrote the game development veteran. “Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their commitment to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for their backing and support.”

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It’s unclear from the announcement if Sony is funding the studio itself, or only the development of its first game, which Raymond calls “an unannounced new IP for PlayStation.”

Sony did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Raymond most recently lead first-party game development at Google for its Stadia video game streaming platform. Last month, however, the company announced Raymond’s departure and that it was shutting down its internal studios.

“I am proud of the team we built at Stadia Games and Entertainment, and the ground-breaking work on exclusive games for the platform,” she told Kotaku in a statement at the time. “It was a difficult decision to take on a new opportunity, and I will be forever grateful to this team for everything we learned and achieved together.”

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