Haven is a brand new Montreal-based independent studio that will work on a new franchise for Sony PlayStation, Raymond announced today in a blog post.
Jade Raymond, a producer of the first Assassin's Creed game has announced Haven Entertainment Studios, a new independent developer that will work on a brand new franchise for Sony's PlayStation platform. In case you are not familiar with Raymond's work, she most recently helmed Stadia Games and Entertainment until Google officially announced they are shutting down their first-party development studios in February 2021.
Jade Raymond is also known for her work at EA Motive studio, where she served as a boss one some projects. Raymond's biggest contribution, though, is the work on Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed II, Watch Dogs and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
"Today I’m announcing Haven, an independent studio where many of the talented game developers I have worked with for years (and love dearly!) are coming together to do what we are most passionate about. It’s time for us to refocus on GAMES in a place where we can practice our crafts without any barriers or impediments," Raymond wrote in her post at PlayStation blog.
"We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community. We want to pour our passion into a project. We want to make something wondrous for people to experience. Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their commitment to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for their backing and support."
At the moment, we do not have any details about this new PlayStation franchise but we doubt it's gonna be a big AAA or AAAA release. A smaller game is probably a more realistic scenario.