Jade Raymond, the founder of Ubisoft Toronto
and Motive Studios
and more recently the VP of Google's Stadia Games is heading up a new Montreal-based studio called Haven Studios
. As one of the key people behind the Assassin's Creed franchise Jade is something of an industry veteran, and Haven's first title is being backed by Sony
“Sony Interactive Entertainment is proud to support and invest in Haven and its future,” said Hermen Hulst, Head of PlayStation Studios. “We understand the challenges and rewards of building creative teams from the ground up, as does Jade with her wealth of experience helming many of gaming’s biggest franchises. We’re confident in and excited for the bright future of Haven Studios and its first project, currently in development.”
“I could not be more excited about this opportunity to return to my roots and work with this talented team to create a new IP together,” said Jade Raymond, CEO and Founder of Haven Studios. “Launching an independent studio with the backing of Sony Interactive Entertainment gives us full freedom to push boundaries with the support of a publisher that deeply understands the creative process of making games and is known for exceptional quality and a player-first approach.”
At this point details on the game itself are slim, but seeing as Jade recently built a studio to create a AAA-style game for Google Stadia that was recently shuttered due to Google being Google there's a chance that whatever that project was to be might be this new IP. Backed by Sony odds are it will be exclusive to PlayStation 5 when it debuts.