Jade Raymond leads new Stadia Games and Entertainment studio

Today Google announced Stadia Games and Entertainment, a new development studio run by Jade Raymond.

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Jade Raymond, the founder of Ubisoft Toronto and Motive Studios, is set to start a new chapter in her life as the head of Google’s newest studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment. Designed to help re-imagine games for Stadia, the new studio is meant to help developers as they work to bring their games to the new technology, while also developing their own titles for the technology.

Not much is known about Stadia Games and Entertainment, aside from what Jade Raymond touched on during today’s reveal. We have seen some interesting titles make a debut on the new technology today, though, and from the sounds of things, it appears that the new studio will focus on both development and publishing. This will ultimately allow Google to create first party titles for Stadia, as well as help other developers to optimize their games to run on the new tech. According to the release today, games like Doom Eternal will be available on Google Stadia at some point—in fact, during the presentation it was revealed that the entire game has already been ported over.

No matter what you think of online game streaming software, Stadia and the other announcements we saw coming out of GDC 2019 are promising and something for developers and consumers alike to keep in mind. Still, though, the fact that Google has managed to catch a skilled and well-known developer like Jade Raymond is exciting, and we’re interested to see where Google goes with the new studio.

Considering the fact that Stadia is set to release this year, it’s definitely interesting to see Google taking such a hands-on approach to the entire thing by forming their own studio and development team to help others bring their creations to Stadia.

We’ll continue to update you with new information about Google Stadia, so be sure to follow Shacknews on Twitter and keep an eye on our GDC 2019 hub for more news and content from this year’s conference.

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    March 19, 2019 11:10 AM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, Jade Raymond leads new Stadia Games and Entertainment studio

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      March 19, 2019 11:13 AM

      She sure gets a lot of press even though her last few projects have gone nowhere or been cancelled. Not hating, I just don't get what attaching her name brings exactly

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        March 19, 2019 11:21 AM

        She's good at building teams and managing projects. Really difficult skills to obtain.

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          March 19, 2019 11:40 AM

          shirif let's leverage our synergies on a go forward basis and touch base once a week

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            March 19, 2019 11:43 AM

            my guess is you have no idea how to build a team or manage a project since you think that's how people talk

            • gmd
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              March 19, 2019 12:49 PM

              lack of cross pollination in this subthread, probably should take the conversation offline and update our quad charts

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                March 19, 2019 12:52 PM

                other than offline and tabling conversations, i am happy to never have heard any of that. what is a quad chart?!

                • gmd
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                  March 19, 2019 12:56 PM

                  Quad charts are essential to every PMR to go over FTE allocations and ensure LOE budget is met

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                    March 19, 2019 6:59 PM

                    Make the pain stop...

                    • gmd
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                      March 19, 2019 7:04 PM

                      I cover my ears during all finance and management meetings

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                        March 19, 2019 7:24 PM

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              March 19, 2019 12:59 PM

              having managed projects and built teams, those are definitely bits of language that pop up more often than i'd prefer

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            March 19, 2019 12:47 PM

            Can you guys take this offline?

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        March 19, 2019 11:26 AM

        It's like how John Romero could still get investors for years because he worked on DOOM, or how Slash will always have an album contract because he was in GNR.

        She produced the original Assassin's Creed, even if she never has another hit there's a lot of momentum in that.

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        March 19, 2019 11:58 AM

        Coming in as a VP at Google is certainly a reach. Director I could see. VP is crazy, and likely the only way she'd come in.

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          March 19, 2019 12:59 PM

          I keep trying to come in as a PIMP but security won’t let me in to your office.

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            March 19, 2019 6:20 PM

            Well, Mr. Slickback, we've informed you as to our dress code repeatedly. You need a shirt, sir.

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            March 19, 2019 6:28 PM

            Wait are you saying I’m a pimp or I’m your Ho?

            Please clarify your joke. Either are acceptable.

            • gmd
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              March 19, 2019 7:04 PM

              Both depending on the day of the week

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      March 19, 2019 11:57 AM

      Good for her

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      March 19, 2019 12:49 PM

      this means it has a real chance of being successful, which is good. otherwise it's completely dead on arrival