Elec­tronic Arts taps Jade Ray­mond for new Mon­treal stu­dio

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TORONTO — Video game gi­ant Elec­tronic Arts has tapped for­mer Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Ray­mond to run a new game de­vel­op­ment stu­dio in Mon­treal. Ray­mond spent a decade at French devel­oper Ubisoft, work­ing in a lead­er­ship role on some of its most pop­u­lar games in­clud­ing the As­sas­sin’s Creed se­ries and later serv­ing as man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of its Toronto stu­dio. Elec­tronic Arts says Ray­mond will lead the cre­ation of Mo­tive Stu­dios. The com­pany says she will also over­see the Cal­i­for­nia-based Vis­ceral Games stu­dio, known for its Dead Space se­ries. In 2013, Elec­tronic Arts and Dis­ney signed a multi-year li­cens­ing deal for video games based on Star Wars af­ter Dis­ney closed on its US$4 bil­lion pur­chase of Ge­orge Lu­cas’s Lu­cas­Film. Elec­tronic Arts is one of the largest video game pub­lish­ers in the world.

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