Jade Raymond, one of Ubisoft’s highest profile employees, has decided to depart the French firm after a decade of service. The luminary is perhaps best known for her role as a producer on Assassin’s Creed, but has held multiple positions throughout the company, and was most recently responsible for the formation of its Ubisoft Toronto studio. In the past, she’s held positions at Electronic Arts and Sony Online Entertainment.
“I've spent 10 extraordinary years at Ubisoft, and I am proud to have been part of many of the best teams in the industry making truly remarkable games,” she said in a statement. “This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the Ubisoft Toronto studio is strong and on a solid path. I'm confident that now is a good time for me to transition leadership of the studio and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities.”
She concluded by thanking her former employers for all of their support, so there doesn’t appear to be any animosity connected to the departure. Alexandre Parizeau, a colleague of Raymond’s at Ubisoft Toronto, will replace her as managing director from 29th October. “On behalf of Ubisoft, I'd like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all of the best in her next adventures,” said Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto CEO Yannis Mallat.
It’s unclear where Raymond will end up, but we suspect that she’ll be getting a lot of phone calls over the next 24 hours. “Stay tuned for more on what's next for me,” she said as part of her statement, so it sounds like she may have something lined up already. We honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see her start up her own studio – after all, she already has plenty of experience in that department.