Industry Veteran Jade Raymond Joins Google as New Vice President

Jade Raymond Founded Both Ubisoft Toronto and Motive Studios

Video games industry veteran, Jade Raymond, has announced that she has taken a new position at Google as Vice President.

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Raymond took to Twitter late Tuesday evening to make the announcement. “I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!” she wrote. Raymond did not elaborate on what she will be Vice President of.

Raymond is probably best known for founding both Ubisoft Toronto and the Montreal-based Motive Studios. She got her start in the game industry as a programmer working for Sony. She moved on to work at Electronic Arts as a correspondent until finally, she got her big break at Ubisoft Montreal. There she served as the executive producer on big titles like Assassin’s Creed II, Watch Dogs, and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

She played a big part in opening the Ubisoft Toronto studio where she served as its managing director. Raymond left Ubisoft for EA in 2015 and founded Motive Studios. Ultimately, she left EA last year. Raymond also received the Legend award at the 8th Annual New York Game Awards in January of this year.

As for Google, they recently revealed that they will unveil “The Future of Gaming” at GDC next week. Exactly what they have in store is still up for speculation but it is rumoured they have been developing their own video game streaming platform. Perhaps we’ll hear more about it during their keynote? But please, Google, don’t release a controller like this one.

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