Jade Raymond Joins Electronic Arts. New Studio to Work on Visceral’s Untitled Star Wars Game!

Jade RaymondJade Raymond is a Canadian video game executive, former Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto. She worked as Executive Producer on games like Assassin’s Creed I & II, Watch Dogs, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist and more. Raymond has announced she is opening a new development studio called Motive and will work with Amy Hennig on the untitled Visceral Star Wars game…



From IGN:

Motive will be based in Montreal, Canada, and is an Electronic Arts studio. In her announcement post about the new outlet, Raymond promised while new franchises would be coming, the first project they’re set to work on is Amy Hennig’s Star Wars game that is currently under development at Visceral Games. To help facilitate this, Raymond will also oversee Visceral’s California studio.


The post also highlights that Motive will work “in close quarters” with the BioWare Montreal team currently at work on Mass Effect: Andromeda.


“I’m a huge fan of the games that have come out of Visceral and I feel honoured to be working with such a talented team led by studio GM Scott Probst,” she writes. “I’ve also known Amy for years and have admired her work on the Uncharted games! I’m thrilled that the first big project that we will work on in Montreal will have Amy as Creative Director. An opportunity to work with her and the Visceral team, and to play in the Star Wars universe, is once-in-a-lifetime stuff.”






We’re looking forward to these “great things ahead”. As we told you before the game is expected to be based on Han Solo, and to be similar with the Uncharted series. Also we’ve heard rumors that this game could have a direct link to the recently announced Han Solo Anthology movie.


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25 thoughts on “Jade Raymond Joins Electronic Arts. New Studio to Work on Visceral’s Untitled Star Wars Game!

  • July 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    This game keeps getting bigger and bigger!

  • July 13, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Wow, they are going all in.

  • July 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Wow, she’s hot!

    • July 13, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Pretty much what I got out of this post as well!

  • July 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    i concur Dan… wanna be a software developer!!

  • July 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I’m posting just to post something

    • July 13, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Me too!!!

  • July 13, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Great…. Let’s see how this EA executive does (Coming from Ubisoft, no less)

    • July 13, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      At least she was a producer on some of their more popular/better games.

  • July 13, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Anyone own Electronic Arts stock?

  • July 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    OMG< could it be KOtOR 3? I am like a little boy waiting for a present during the Boxing Day!

    • July 13, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      If only!!! Unfortunately its the wrong studio – Bioware are the developers behind Kotor, whereas Visceral make more action adventure games. And to be honest, I wouldn’t want anyone other than Bioware to get their hands on the license: could you imagine a Dragon Age Inquisition style Kotor (minus fetch quests)??!!?!?!? Jizzplosion everywhere.

      • July 13, 2015 at 10:22 pm

        I wouldn’t want any other KotOR games while BioWare owns the rights. Otherwise, I’ll be the first one to buy

      • July 14, 2015 at 12:34 am

        Unfortunately, Bioware doesn’t really feel Star Wars these days. I wish a KOTOR 3 would be made by Obsidian (or at least written by Chris Avellone). There was so much awesomeness foreshadowed in KOTOR 2.

  • July 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I’m pretty sure this is bad news – this a PR-friendly way of saying ‘we at EA are keen to have an even tighter leash over the games these developers produce, and so have hired this person to be the Darth Vader of our Empire’. I guarantee they’ve hired an attractive young person for this position to try and draw public attention away from what she’s actually going to be doing – which is enforcing EA’s will and stifling creative freedom. ‘Sure, it would be great to have Chewbacca in the game, but wouldn’t it be super if we charged players to unlock him instead?’ Then again, I may just be a grumpy cynical miser who’s been burned by EA too many times in the past…

  • July 13, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    EA ruined their sports franchises. Now they will do all they can to destroy Star Wars video games.

    • July 13, 2015 at 9:47 pm

      EA are like the humans in Avatar. Star Wars is the alien planet about to be raped for its resources.

  • July 13, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I know developers who left EA because it was slavery and long working hours to meet deadlines. EA is the sweat shop of the gaming industry. Of course they need a sexy face for sexy fans.

  • July 13, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    I see Jade Raymond working on video games I am not familiar with. I thought gaming was in the direction of 3rd person (single player included in a Battlefront but more on the scale of a teen version of GTA 5, Dead Rising III,etc)! I also enjoy first person perspective games to mimic face shields or masks able to defend against laser shots to give a person a feeling of wearing gear and/or electronic video signal enhancements that Boba Fett’s antenna probably signifies!

    I know EA’s Star Wars Unleashed series was entertaining (and Knights of the Old Republic) as they had gaming like Batman gaming. I like driving and crashing vehicles through buildings and streets with objects and potential people/aliens; but, of course not MA but for teens ratings!

    • July 14, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      You lost me at “I see Jade Raymond working”. She’s hot, she doesn’t need to work.

  • July 13, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Wow cutie! THough I would have hoped for a third (fourth?) in the Jedi Knight series, but perhaps Kyle Katarn won’t be so much a relevant character in the scope of the new films. I’d trade that anyday against the smugglin’ and swash-buckling’ adventures of Han Solo. Imagine the fun of dirty deals with space gangsters who look like actual asshats and talk funny…

  • July 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Star Wars games don’t interest me much.

    I just want to know who else Googled her after seeing this post!

  • July 14, 2015 at 7:19 am

    First of all EA has always been a terrible company, baring a couple games worth anything at all in the eyes of gamers.Secondly Ubisoft is also one of the worst video game publishers as well If she had anything to do with watch dogs I cringe a little inside at the news of this. I could go on all day about the quality of games thees people have made.I will simply say that if it were Hideo Kojima or Will Wright then I would be excited. I know Disney is all about profits, but EA was a terrible choice to give exclusive rights to.

  • July 15, 2015 at 1:35 am

    what a hot boss lady lol

    • July 16, 2015 at 7:38 pm


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