The star Quebec vice-president of Google responsible for the video game platform Stadia, Jade Raymond, is leaving the company, the American giant said on his blog on Monday.
“Since Google wants above all to put its technological platform at the service of its industry partners, Jade Raymond has decided to leave the company in order to pursue other professional avenues. We are very grateful to her for her contribution to Stadia and wish her the best of luck in everything she does, ”Google said on her blog.
In December 2019, Le Journal presented the ambitions of the former director of Ubisoft’s Toronto office, Jade Raymond, who hoped to boost the American giant’s gaming platform by betting on the 200 million players who go to YouTube every day.
“I love Montreal. I am very proud to be a Quebecker. I was super happy to be able to come back here with my children after opening Ubisoft Toronto, because I wanted my children to be able to go to school in French, ”confided the woman, well known in the industry.
Google has also announced that it is closing its own video game studio, leaving independent publishers to produce new titles for Stadia, its cloud gaming platform.
The tech giant launched at the end of 2019 Stadia, a service that allows you to play games of the same quality as on consoles remotely, without the need to download them or purchase expensive equipment.
He also founded his own studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment (SG&E), to create exclusive titles.
“Creating the best quality games from scratch takes a lot of years and a significant investment. And the costs are rising exponentially, ”the California group said in a statement.
“As we are already focused on Stadia technology and deepening our commercial contracts, we have decided to stop investing in the design of exclusive content by our internal SG&E teams.”
Stadia membership costs $ 10 per month, and includes some games, but access to most of the catalog requires more money.
“Clearly, Stadia’s technology works at scale,” Google said, citing the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 as one of the platform’s successes. “The ability to play streaming (remotely and continuously) is the future of the industry, and we will continue to invest in Stadia and its infrastructure.”
Late last year, Amazon launched a similar service in the United States, called Luna. It competes with Stadia and also Microsoft’s xCloud platform.
Each of the three cloud heavyweights has servers that house the computing power needed to remotely play without delay in in-game actions and reactions.
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