After 10 years at Ubisoft Toronto, Assassin's Creed producer Jade Raymond has left the company for new opportunities.
Yesterday Ubisoft Toronto founder Jade Raymond announced she is leaving the company.
Ubisoft and Raymond have decided to pursue future opportunities separately, the company stated. Raymond produced the first Assassin's Creed, and she was the executive producer for Assassin's Creed II, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Watch Dogs. Since founding the Ubisoft Toronto studio, she has served as its managing director since 2009.
"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," Raymond said. "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."
Raymond said on Twitter yesterday her decision to depart Ubisoft Toronto was a tough one. "I'll miss the team, but the studio is in good hands! Great things ahead for everyone!"
Alexandre Parizeau will become the managing director on October 29. Parizeau has been at Ubisoft Toronto since its beginning. Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto, will oversee Parizeau.
"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," Mallat said. "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."