“It is time for us to refocus on the GAMES”
Canadian video game producer Jade Raymond has announced the creation of a brand new studio. Based in Montreal, Haven Studios is a new indie developer that has already directly started working on a brand new mystery IP for PlayStation platforms.
"Many talented game developers I've worked with for years (and who I really love!) come together to do what we're most passionate about," Raymond said in an official PlayStation blog. “It is time for us to refocus on the GAMES in a place where we can practice our craft without barriers or obstacles. We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community. We want to spread our passion. in a project. We want to do something wonderful for people to experience. "
The founding of Haven Studios comes just a month after news broke that Raymond - formerly of Ubisoft and Electronic Arts - had left Google following the closure of Stadia's in-house studios. In the introductory blog, Raymond alludes to the struggles she's faced — both in game development and in the world at large — over the past year, and how she hopes her studio will deliver a " metaphorical haven' to its staff and customers.
“We want to do something wonderful that people can experience. Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people's lives. And Sony too. Their commitment to excellence is unparalleled. That's why I couldn't be happier for their support and support,” Raymond continues. “Together, we want to create games that are a gamer's paradise, and we want to build a studio that's a developer's paradise. »