EA has confirmed that the publisher is developing an Assassin’s Creed-like action game, being led by ex-Ubisoft veteran, Jade Raymond. Jade joined EA back in July, following a decade of work with Ubisoft.
During the UBS Global Technology Conference yesterday, CFO Blake Jorgensen said that Jade would be leading development on the “gigantic action” game. What that may be, we don’t know yet. Maybe hold out until E3 next year for an announcement?
“We’ve never really operated in the largest genre of gaming, and that’s the action genre,” Jorgensen said.
“That’s the Assassin’s Creed-style games; more open-world, more single-play versus multiplayer. It’s not been an area that we’ve operated in. We recently hired Jade Raymond, who was behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise for Ubisoft and she will be building an action genre for us through a studio we’re building out in Montreal right now. So a lot of excitement around the action genre.”
During her tenure at Ubisoft, Raymond was the producer on the first Assassin’s Creed® (2004-2007) and served as the executive producer on Assassin’s Creed® II (2007-2009), Watch_Dogs® (2008-2009) and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist (2010-2013), according to the Ubisoft blogpost at the time of her departure.