Jade Raymond has announced on the, PlayStation Blog, that she has formed her own studio, dubbed Haven. This Montreal based, independent studio will work on a new, original IP for PlayStation. And honestly, this sounds incredibly exciting to me, as Jade is essentially the mother of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Jade Raymond & Haven Studio on PlayStation 5
This isn’t to say Haven will create something of that caliber, right out of the gate. Nonetheless, having her creative mind, finally working on a new title free from Google’s shackles sounds exciting. Speaking of Google, Jade has gone through a rather difficult number of years thanks to the corporation. She joined Stadia Games early on, started her own Studio and before putting out a game, had her studio shut down.
Jade has since formed Haven, which will have a number of devs from that since debunked studio. Now, this new team will create their first title for PlayStation 5. Here’s Jade on this new partnership:
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.
The PlayStation Blog offers more details regarding Jade Raymond and Haven alongside the PlayStation 5 as well! All in all, I’m mostly excited for Jade for this. She’s gone through hell thanks to the likes of EA and Google in recent years. As a result, hasn’t been able to put out a game because of that. With Sony’s backing however, she now has Sony’s backing and won’t have to worry about an EA or Google shutdown. She can just worry about the creative process.