I never expected to like Saints Row the 3rd as much as I did, but underneath its silly surface was an incredibly polished action experience drenched in creativity, mayhem, and fun. When we got word that Volition games was booking appointments for Saints Row 4 at this year’s PAX: East, I couldn’t wait to see what new trouble the Saints had gotten themselves into. Wow, I’m a fan of this franchise?
This news just hit the web this afternoon, and since I was just informed that we’ll be recording our first girls of gaming podcast with some special guests this week I figured I’d post some great news.
Jade Raymond managing director of Ubisoft Montreal is heading up production on the next game in the Splinter Cell series. Jade’s credentials include
- Assassin’s Creed (2007) (Producer)
- Assassin’s Creed II (2009) (Executive Producer)
- Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (2010) (Executive Producer)
In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Raymond discussed how Ubisoft would be handling this new title.
“All of the core team has relocated with me from Montreal,” said Raymond. “Where you develop a game does have an impact on who it appeals to… When you think of it like that, I think the Splinter Cell franchise fits Toronto,”
Raymond also went on to discuss what they are going to do with all of that AAA Assassin’s creed money
“Instead of starting a studio and working on small projects, Nintendo DS or portables, we’re starting out of the gate with triple-A only,” she said. “The reason that I think that’s the right strategy is that it allows us to attract the best talent right off the bat.”
Also check out this old interview with Jade where she talks candidly about her career and even some early comparisons between Splinter Cell and Assassin’s Creed.