Posted Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 09:17 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Ubisoft Toronto founders going seperate ways.
During her tenure as Producer, Jade Raymond has been synonymous with Ubisoft, especially with the founding of the 'Assassin's Creed' franchise ('Assassin's Creed: Unity' is just one of the many games stemming from the first two successful installments). Today, Ubisoft announced that "after 10 years of collaboration, the company and Jade Raymond have agreed to pursue future opportunities separately." Stepping into the role of managing director left by Raymond is Alexandre Parizeau, a founding team member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio.
Jade Raymond on leaving Ubisoft, “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. This is one of the hardest decisions of my career, but the 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 to Alex and to pursue my other ambitions and new opportunities. Stay tuned for more on what’s next for me, but for now, I'd like to thank Ubisoft for its partnership through the years, and I wish them the very best in all their next endeavors."
Parizeau, meanwhile, has spent 15 years in the industry and was a founding core member of Ubisoft Toronto studio.
From Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto, "On behalf of Ubisoft, I’d like to thank Jade for her leadership and many contributions over the years, and wish her all the best in her next adventures. The Toronto studio is a key part of the Ubisoft global network, and Alex has been at the heart of the studio’s growth over the years. He was the obvious choice to lead this talented group of people as they continue to develop amazing games."
'Assassin's Creed: Unity', while not being directly developed at Ubisoft Toronto, is one of the games and brands overseen at that key part of Ubisoft.
You can find the latest info on 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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