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.
However, on Monday, Google explained on its blog that game design required several years of work and “significant investments, and [que] the costs are increasing exponentially ”.
“Given our desire to leverage proven Stadia technology and deepen our business partnerships, we have decided to stop investing in proprietary content created by the Stadia Games & Entertainment (SG&E) internal development team. , with the exception of certain projects whose delivery is expected in the short term, ”the company said.
At the same time, Google wanted to reassure its players by saying that its Stadia platform will remain available.