Jade Raymond joins Google, seemingly as the vice president of its gaming initiative


We’ll find out more on March 19

Jade Raymond is starting a new chapter of her career, and she’s doing it alongside one of the new major players in the gaming space. Raymond has joined Google, serving as a vice president in some capacity.

I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!

— Jade Raymond (@ibjade) March 12, 2019

This announcement comes exactly one week before Google’s keynote at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It stands to reason that she’s likely the vice president of Google’s new gaming initiative.

Raymond has had a storied history in games. She was a producer on the first two Assassin’s Creedgames before opening a Ubisoft studio in Toronto in 2010. In 2014, she left Ubisoft for Electronic Arts, founding EA Motive in Montreal. EA Motive’s most notable work was on the campaign portion ofStar Wars Battlefront II. Raymond left EA last October.

Given her credentials and the proximity to GDC, there’s little doubt that Raymond is helping steer the ship with regard to Google’s gaming plans. But, we’ll find out all about that on March 19.