One year after learning about the founding of Jade Raymond‘s new studio after her time at Google Stadia, Haven Studios, the independent developer has granted an interview in the media Canadian Ledevoir to explain how the company has evolved over the past year and what we can expect from its debut feature, which will be supported by Mark Cerny, architect of PlayStation 5 at Sony.
An environment in constant evolution, connected and lasting over time
There are three fundamental aspects of the first video game from Haven Studios, currently without a name or an estimated release date: connection, evolution and persistence . The title will be a persistent and scalable online environment with availability not only on PS5, as previously announced, but also on PC. The interview uses the Ubisoft title Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, the successful multiplayer FPS with 75 million players, as an example.
What’s new from Haven Studios will be very different from this shooter, as Jade Raymond’s team seeks to focus on other aspects on a creative level, such as kindness and inclusiveness. Over the past year, the Montreal, Canada-based team has tripled in size. In the coming months it will continue to hire staff.
In this regard, Raymond prides himself on “having the freedom of an independent publisher and the means of a major studio,” thus bringing together the best of both worlds. “These environments are not only games, but also social platforms for many players. She has to stay that way. To last, a game must remain pleasant to visit”, sentence.
“We believe in the power of games to brighten people’s lives”
These were the words of Jade Raymond on the occasion of the founding of the studio last March 2021: “We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves and create community. We want to infuse our passion into a project. We want to make something wonderful that people can experience. Because we believe in the power of games to brighten people’s lives.”
Soon we will know more details about this Haven Studios title, which together with PlayStation will be released on PS5 and PC consoles.
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