Jade Raymond establishes new studio Haven, new PlayStation IP in development

Jade Raymond is one of the most well known individuals in the games industry, most famous for being one of the minds behind the original Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed II, as well as the first Watch Dogs title. Since leaving Ubisoft, she has worked at EA and Google but reported projects, such as Visceral Games Star Wars title, never panned out. Today, Jade Raymond has set up a new studio called Haven, and it is working on a new PlayStation IP.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, Jade wrote:

As I took stock of my career over the last few years and started to think about what to do next, I came to a very simple conclusion: I need to get back to what I love doing most, and do so in a way that gives our team the freedom to explore, inspire, and create. 

And so today I’m announcing Haven, an independent studio where many of the talented game developers I have worked with for years (and love dearly!) are coming together to do what we are most passionate about. It’s time for us to refocus on GAMES in a place where we can practice our crafts without any barriers or impediments. We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community. We want to pour our passion into a project. We want to make something wondrous for people to experience. Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their commitment to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for their backing and support.

Together, we want to create games that are a haven for players, and we want to build a studio that is a haven for developers. So, while we don’t have many details to announce today, I want the PlayStation community to know that Haven Studios is already hard at work on an unannounced IP. We can’t wait to show you more!

Having worked on successful action and stealth based open world titles, it would be easy to assume that is the kind of game that Jade and Haven will release when it is ready to do so. However, with a whole load of genres and styles to choose from, we cannot accurately guess what Haven will produce or when it will be released. All we know is that Sony is on board with whatever idea Haven has.

Source: PS Blog

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  1. After working for Ubisoft, EA, and Stadia, let’s hope she has a better home with PlayStation!

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