Ubisoft’s Jade Raymond Announces Departure From Company

By Ishaan . October 20, 2014 . 10:58am

Jade Raymond, managing director of Ubisoft’s Toronto Studio and a producer on some of the company’s most well-known games, has announced her departure from the company.


During her tenure at Ubisoft, Raymond served as producer on the very first Assassin’s Creed, and as executive producer on Assassin’s Creed II, Watch_Dogs, and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist.


Raymond was also responsible for opening the company’s Toronto studio.


Following her departure, Alexandre Parizeau, a founding team member of the Ubisoft Toronto studio, is taking over Raymond’s role as the studio’s managing director. Parizeau served as senior producer on Splinter Cell Blacklist, and producer on Splinter Cell Conviction and Rainbow Six Vegas.


“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,” said Raymond.


“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 endeavours.”

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  • ecoutercavalier

    I’ll buy your game, Jade!

  • Jadfish

    Ubisoft switched an attractive female director out for an attractive male director! THE PATRIARCHY! FIRST THEY SAY NO FEMALE ASSASINS, THEN THEY FIRE THEIR STRONGEST INDEPENDANT WOMA i’m just spamming now I’ll stop. sorry.

    • I hope this comment doesn’t get removed!

      • Asura

        It’s not exactly doing anything but showing that jadfish has zero comprehension of feminism.

        • Kumiko Akimoto

          yeah yeah, if you don’t agree with feminism you obviously don’t understand it.

          • i know you’re kind of being sarcastic but like.
            it true tho

          • Kumiko Akimoto

            Feminist beat have beaten that dead horse over and over again. They honestly can’t believe that someone has seen how they run things and their reaction to things and have said no thanks.
            That is a giant cop-out and means they refuse to see beyond their narrow minded views.
            It’s the equivalent to a child going “Nananana I can’t hear you.” when they refuse to see another person’s side of the argument.

    • i don’t think so??? Like she hasn’t made a comment that’s like negative. She’s literally pursuing other things.

      which is y’know different from getting death threats

      • AuraGuyChris

        Jadfish was clearly being dramatic. The caps gave it away.

  • Raspberry

    They just couldn’t afford to animate her.

  • Istillduno

    Man this was some bad luck with the timing, hope certain groups don’t try to twist this to try and blame a certain movement for forcing her out.

    Best thing that could happen now is her announcing a new game after going independant or having left to join another studio.

    • Asura

      There’s enough real crap still happening that there’s no reason to twist.

  • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

    Wow she’s leaving earlier then I expected. I was first introduced as gamer & watcher of tv video game news to her as she was a reporter for what’s now EPN.TV run by Victor Lucas when it was called the Electric playground ot EP, for short Jade Raymond has also been interviewed by them many times often over the years.

    It can be watched in their classic interviews with her about the original Assassin’s Creed game by clicking here: http://epn.tv/all/spotlight/ep-classic-first-look-at-assassins-creed/

  • SupaPhly

    So long, and thanks for the fish!

  • For a sec I thought Alexandre Parizeau was the guy off of Arrow.

  • Who ?

  • Fox

    I’d like to see what she does next. Clearly, the woman loves games. Anyone else would have disowned the industry entirely after the abuse she went through.

  • Frankie

    Maybe she wants to make games again and not rehash last years.

    • E.T.993

      ”It was Super Effective!”

  • Money?Muney??All my luveee!!!

    Wahh. A bit sad that she is moving out there.

    She is actually very talented on managing talent. She even leaded the team to make two Assassin Creed 1 and 2 + the recent Splinter Cell: Blacklist which i have played and i can said it is damn fun to play,^_^

  • Göran Isacson

    Curious what she’ll transition to next- another game studio, an independent project, or something outside games overall.

  • Kumiko Akimoto

    Why is she news?

    • Shady Shariest

      Because Toronto studio. + She worked on not-sequel number XXX-games.

      • Kumiko Akimoto

        So she’s not news worthy?

  • riceisnice

    Are these game producers or fashion models?

    • WhyWai

      lol… best comment. very attractive photos indeed.

    • because clearly you can’t be good looking and charismatic in a professional environment that often requires interviews and working with other peopleeee

  • Janrabbit

    lol nobody would care about this if she wasn’t an attractive female. Keep up the good work society

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