In a completely unexpected move, Sony Interactive Entertainment ad his alliance with Heaven, a new independent studio founded and led by Jade Raymond. We are talking, of course, about one of the most recognized creatives in the video game industry for being among the masterminds that gave life to the sagas Assassin’s Creed Y Watch Dogs. Raymond’s new adventure is ** to develop a new intellectual property that will be exclusive to PlayStation.
We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find a community. We want to put our passion in a project. We want to do something wonderful for people to experience. Because we believe in the power of games to brighten people’s lives. And Sony does too. His commitment to excellence is unmatched.
After her long run at Ubisoft, Jade Raymond was in charge of the games of Star Wars en Electronic Arts. However, his time at this company was surrounded by turbulence due to the cancellations of multiple projects and the unfortunate setbacks of Battlefront. Shortly after, he made the leap to Google to run Stadia’s internal studios, but we all know what was its outcome last February. The Mountain Viewers threw in the towel on video game development.
Leading a new PlayStation IP
So Jade Raymond made the decision to found Heaven, her own video game studio. based in Montreal, Canada. It is clear that Sony saw potential in their equipment and therefore decided to invest heavily in them. Heaven will have the responsibility to work on a new intellectual property of PlayStation, which is no small thing. Those from Japan follow betting on exclusive productions and now we know that Raymond is fronting a still unannounced IP.
I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity to go back to my roots
For its part, Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, expressed that they were proud of invest in Heaven «and its future». “We understand the challenges and rewards of building creative teams from scratch, as does Jade, with her vast experience leading many of the largest franchises. We are confident and excited about the bright future of Haven Studios and their first project, which is currently in development. “