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.