Ten Years of Greatness: Looking Back at Jade Raymond’s Ubisoft Career
Earlier today, Jade Raymond, Managing Director at Ubisoft Toronto, announced her departure from the company. After a decade of work at Ubisoft, Raymond’s, body of work includes some of the most well-received and critically lauded games in recent memory.
Raymond’s departure was accompanied by news of Alexandre Parizeau being appointed as the next Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto. Raymond’s reasoning for departing the company were relatively simple, as both parties stated that they were going to pursue ‘future opportunities separately’.
While it is unfortunate to see an industry icon depart company, there is little denying that Raymond’s future looks bright.
Raymond’s work at Ubisoft included the co-creation of Assassin’s Creed, as well as working as the producer on the game. Shortly thereafter, Raymond worked as the Executive Producer on Assassin’s Creed II, the title which truly helped the franchise rise to its massive popularity.
Following her work on the first two Assassin’s Creed games, Raymond went on to continue her work as an Executive Producer on Watch Dogs, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
In a tumultuous time for woman in the video game industry, Jade Raymond has always stood as a shining example for not only the diversity of employment in the games world, but also as a hallmark of talent and dedication.
It will be interesting to see what the next step in Raymond’s career is, but all signs point to a continual, lasting career. The Entertainment Buddha staff wishes her only the best going forward.
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