Jade Raymond, former executive producer of Assassins Creed 2 and Watch Dogs, has joined EA to start a new studio called Motive. She was the long time face of the Assassins Creed series and worked on some of the biggest titles Ubisoft has released in recent years.
Raymond will work on a new IP as well as existing projects. Her first being with Amy Henning, former creative director for Uncharted developer Naughty Dog, on the new Star Wars game. This is a new game currently in development by Visceral, a studio that Raymond will oversee.
“I’m thrilled that the first big project that we will work on in Montreal will have Amy as Creative Director,” said Raymond. “An opportunity to work with her and the Visceral team, and to play in the Star Wars universe, is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.”
Nolan North, voice actor for Nathan Drake in Uncharted, has stated that the new Star Wars game, being developed by Amy Henning, will be a Star Wars game with the style of the Uncharted series. It is clear that EA is trying to bring in the top talent available to make that statement a reality.
Raymond left Ubisoft on October 2014. She will surely become one of the new faces of EA and work on many of their upcoming titles.