Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond will head up the publisher’s new Ubisoft Toronto studio when it opens its doors later this year.
Raymond is currently serving at the executive producer on Ubisoft Montreal’s eagerly awaited Assassin’s Creed II, as well as several of the projects. When she takes point for the Toronto studio, Raymond will be in charge of daily operations, while Ubisoft Montreal head Yannis Mallat will also serve as CEO of the new studio as well.
In a prepared statement, Mallat said of the move, "I’m excited to have Jade managing our Toronto studio. With more than 12 years of experience in the video game industry, Jade’s knowledge and leadership as an industry veteran are major assets in building the Toronto studio and expanding Ubisoft’s presence in Canada."
Ubisoft revealed plans to open its new studio back in July, at which time it also announced that it would be receiving a 10-year, $226 million investment from the government of Ontario, on top of the more than half a billion dollars Ubisoft itself plans to invest in the studio over that same period.