Girls of Gaming: Jade Raymond producing next Splinter Cell!

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.

Raymond heads the new Splinter Cell team

Jade Raymond managing director of Ubisoft Montreal is heading up production on the next game in the Splinter Cell series.  Jade’s credentials include

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.

  • I never played Conviction. I should probably get on that.

    • matt

      Should I just start a game rental company?

      • Ash

        Conviction was a lot of fun Ryan. Great single player and a pretty amazing co-op as well. Steal it from Matt.

        • helloscientist

          I think our play through on realistic was pretty epic.

      • Yes. Let me just finish AC 1&2 first.

        Also, unrelated – I can’t view articles in Chrome that I’ve left comments on when I’m logged in. The page just never loads. Don’t know what that’s all about. The best solution for all of us, though, is probably that I just stop leaving comments.

        • matt

          you’re a web designer, fucking figure it out.

          • Look. Clearly it’s your WordPress template, not my web design skills.

  • Ash

    It happens to me on occasion as well with Chrome, but it seems to fix itself after a while. Figured it was just me.

  • Ubisoft, Imma let you finish, but you need to start being real careful about blending the stealth-action-combat of Splinter Cell with the action-combat-stealth of Assassin’s Creed with the combat-action of Prince of Persia… Seriously, if there’s a obstacle course Crypt I need to navigate in the next Splinter Cell, then you and I will have words.

    • I’m seeing a pattern develop here…

  • Ash

    Have to admit I’m pretty shocked there was not a single “OMG Jade is so hot” comment. Well done ladies and gents.

    • Why is it shocking? She’s a real human girl, not a character in a game.

  • helloscientist

    I hope they stick with the formula of Conviction. I’ve played all the Splinter Cell games and I think the change in game play was long needed.

    • Ash

      Agreed, we played through the Co-op together on conviction and it was a ton of fun. Even though I hated them tossing out the characters.