Former video game producer Jade Raymond, who was a producer and co-creator of the original Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gaming franchise, announced she has landed a new job at Google. It’s unclear as to what Jade is Vice President of at Google, but fans of her work can only speculate she is going to be dabbling in something to do with producing a new gaming franchise. Jade announced on her Twitter page her new position.
I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!
— Jade Raymond (@ibjade) March 12, 2019
In Jade’s most recent position, she worked as senior vice president and group general manager of Motive Studios. She was responsible for orchestrating many developments such as a new business unit consisting of studio team members centered on creating new IP software and action games. Raymond also led the strategy around Star Wars games, but in October of 2018 she left to pursue other interests.
Google is prepared to enter the gaming business with its Project Stream technology that is set to be disclosed during the next Gaming Developers Conference. To prove that point, the tech titan also released a vague video game teaser that displayed a variety of environments which seems to show many genres such as sports, racing, action and fantasy. Google mentioned that the short trailer showcases their vision for the future of gaming.
Last year in 2018, Google joined forces with Ubisoft to test its Project Stream technology that made Assassin’s Creed Odyssey playable on a Google Chrome browser. Rumors have surfaced saying Google may be ready to launch its own game-streaming service that adds onto the process the company has done with its Project Stream tests. Word has also spread that there could be some hardware that comes along with it, as a patent for a controller surfaced a while back.
Jade will be joining two other high-profile gaming executives at Google this year such as Phil Harrison, a former executive for both PlayStation and Microsoft. Jack Buser, who was the previous director of PlayStation Now and PlayStation Home, will also join Google as a Director for Games. The full press reveal will be live on Google’s YouTube channel at 10 AM PT and 1 PM ET on 3/19.