Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that Jade Raymond, founder of Ubisoft Toronto, current Managing Director, and producer of hit titles Assassins Creed and Watch Dogs will be leaving to “explore new opportunities” after ten years with the company. Alexandre Parizeau, who also started with Ubisoft ten years ago, will be taking over Raymond’s position.
Raymond stated to Ubisoft today, “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,” and “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 endeavors.”
During her time at Ubisoft, Raymond also worked on popular titles such as Splinter Cell:Blacklist, Conviction, and Rainbow Six: Vegas. Alexandre Parizeau has over 15 years experience in the gaming industry and was Senior Producer on most major projects for Ubisoft Toronto. Yannis Mallat, CEO of Ubisoft Montreal and Toronto stated “Alex has been at the heart of the studio’s growth over the years. He was the obvious choice to lead this talented group of people as they continue to develop amazing games.”