Tech juggernaut Google has just flexed its gaming muscles by reeling in a senior figure in Ubisoft in the form of Jade Raymond. Word first got out from her own personal Twitter account, in which she made no hesitation in expressing her joy in joining Google.
I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!
— Jade Raymond (@ibjade) March 12, 2019
Raymond is best known for her role in founding both Motive Studios (one of the developers of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II) and Ubisoft Toronto, where she executive produced renowned titles such as Assassin’s Creed 2, Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Watch Dogs.
While it is not known what her role exactly will be as Google’s new Vice President, we think it may have something to do with their impending announcement at next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California.
All hints are pointing towards a possible video game console to rival the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Prior to next week’s GDC announcement, Google has had already gotten their toes wet in gaming with the announcement of their new streaming service for games on Chrome, simply dubbed Project Stream.
— Google (@Google) March 12, 2019