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Jade Raymond kicks off Motive – a new EA-owned studio

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“I love making games”

Jade Raymond has been an iconic figure in the gaming industry for years now, somewhat defined by her illustrious stint at Ubisoft. The programmer turned designer helped create franchises like Assassin’s Creed and gave new life to Splinter Cell, and now it’s time for the next chapter in her career. After leaving Ubisoft behind last year, Raymond has revealed her next venture – and it’s extremely exciting.

Motive Studios is a brand new, Montreal-based EA studio that Raymond will head. They will be working on a brand new “exciting” IP as they slowly start to form, but that’s still a little while a way as Raymond begins the gruelling process of building a team that the Motive name can be proud of. In the meantime, they’re going to be helping out around EA in two of its most exciting sectors.

Motive will be working closely with BioWare Montreal, who are currently getting their hands dirty with Mass Effect: Andromeda. While not working directly on the next Mass Effect instalment, the close proximity will help Raymond and her pending team learn from some of EA’s experts, who are well versed in the ways of the publisher’s Frostbite engine.

That’s going to be useful, as Motive will begin aiding Visceral Games with the development of their Star Wars game too. That project is being piloted by former Uncharted writer Amy Hennig. Visceral have previously teased that this title will channel ideas from Uncharted and Star Wars 1313, and Raymond’s influence will certainly have a notable, positive impact on development.

It’s been a long time since Raymond announced her departure from Ubisoft, and I personally am very excited to see her back in the AAA game. Welcome back Jade!

Last Updated: July 13, 2015


  1. RinceThis

    July 13, 2015 at 16:36

    • Hammersteyn

      July 13, 2015 at 16:37

      You can have all the crabs you want O_o


  2. oVg"Guard boat with boat"Troll

    July 13, 2015 at 16:40

    She proved herself with that NEW IP called Assassins Creed. Great game and very underrated at the time, my jaw dropped after seeing the amount of animations in the character. A pity the sales were bad. They almost scraped the IP.

    Cant wait to see what she has lined up.


  3. Ranting Raptor

    July 13, 2015 at 16:50

    Really glad to see her back in the gaming scene


    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      July 14, 2015 at 07:58

      Really glad to see her too


  4. Aries

    July 13, 2015 at 17:37

    They can release Star Wars 1313 for modders to finish atleast


    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      July 14, 2015 at 07:57



  5. Richard

    July 13, 2015 at 17:42

    I don’t even know who she is.


  6. Nikola

    July 14, 2015 at 08:28

    First time seeing a picture of her I am definitely a fan now!! GO EA!!


  7. Captain JJ wants moar

    July 14, 2015 at 09:20

    So Montreal seems like the place not to be.
    I’m surprised you can still get into the city without paying fees or using their client


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