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Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond leaves to “pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities”

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Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond has announced she’s leaving the company to pursue “other ambitions and new opportunities.” Raymond was producer on the original Assassin’s Creed as well as Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. She was also a key player in founding Ubisoft Toronto.

Her departure will be a significant loss to Ubisoft.

“This is one of the hardest decisions of my career,” Raymond writes in her departure announcement. “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.”

In ten years at Ubisoft Raymond produced the original Assassin’s Creed, and served as executive producer on its sequel, Watch Dogs, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist. In 2009 she took on the role of managing director of Ubisoft’s newly formed Toronto studio.

Her significant contributions to some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises will surely mark a keen loss for the company.

Raymond doesn’t say what she will do after Ubisoft but hopefully she will remain in the games industry as a prominent figure.

She will be succeeded as managing director of the Toronto studio by Alexandre Parizeau who previously served as senior producer on Blacklist, Splinter Cell: Conviction and the supremely brilliant Rainbow Six: Vegas.

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Mountain_Man Avatar
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3 Years ago

She's a hottie.

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Reikhardt Avatar
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3 Years ago

Don't let Sarkeesian hear you say that, you pig ;)

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Reikhardt Avatar
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3 Years ago

You'r better off not knowing...

And I agree she is beautiful.

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Mountain_Man Avatar
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3 Years ago

Finding a woman attractive makes me a pig?

And who is Sarkeesian?

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You don't want to know...

Anyway, not quite sure how her departure will be such a huge loss for Ubisoft. Maybe I'm underestimating the role of the producer, but even if I am then none of the games mentioned in the article are genuine classics. They're all (well, two of them at least) good ideas with flawed execution. With Ubisoft being basically a factory by now, her position will be taken by some random person and we won't notice the difference.

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3 Years ago

[wrong post]

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shade100 Avatar
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3 Years ago

I hope she got hired by Oculus.

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Tovias Avatar
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3 Years ago

I kind of forgot she existed.

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Lolssi Avatar
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3 Years ago

"and the supremely brilliant Rainbow Six: Vegas" I thought that game was total turd compared to the three originals. But I guess that is just me.

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