Stadia Games Studio Poaches Ubisoft Developers

Stadia Games & Entertainment Steals Ubisoft Devs From Assassin’s Creed

A group of senior Assassin’s Creed developers have apparently left Ubisoft to join Google’s first-party studio, Stadia Games & Entertainment in Montreal. While the studio was founded by Assassin’s Creed and EA Star Wars producer Jade Raymond, it seems like she’s poaching former Assassin’s Creed co-workers to develop exclusive titles for Google Stadia. Sébastien Puel, Francois Pelland and Mathieu Leduc have all reportedly jumped ship to Jade Raymond’s development team. While Google Stadia had no exclusive content, the platform will start receiving its own games in time.

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Sébastien Puel served as Assassin’s Creed executive producer for over a decade and he will be the new Stadia Games general director according to VGC. Francois Pelland was previously executive director of development at Ubisoft Quebec which included the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and now he’ll be the new head of first-party production at Jade Raymond’s new studio. Finally, Mathieu Leduc worked as an artist for Assassin’s Creed and both Watch Dogs games and he’ll be an art director with Stadia Games & Entertainment.

Jade Raymond’s team is responsible for building all of the exclusive content for Stadia and this is apparently the first of a few first-party Google Stadia development teams. ““I’ve been making games for a while now, and wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had for anything,” said Jade Raymond. “But we can do better. We can do more. At Stadia, we don’t believe in being ‘good enough.’ We believe in being more: More ambitious. More inclusive. More accessible. More immersive. More engaging. We’re bringing that mentality to Stadia Games and Entertainment, and now with our first studio, we’re looking for the best developers on the planet to join us.”

Are you excited to see what the former Assassin’s Creed developers are cooking up exclusively for the Google Stadia or are you not into game streaming? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Video Games Chronicle