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Haven is a new studio run by Jade Raymond

There's no word on what the Montreal-based studio is working on as yet.

Haven is the name of a new studio run by industry veteran Jade Raymond.

“I’m announcing Haven, an independent studio where many of the talented game developers I have worked with for years (and love dearly!) are coming together to do what we are most passionate about,” Raymond said in an announcement post via Sony. “It’s time for us to refocus on GAMES in a place where we can practice our crafts without any barriers or impediments.”

Haven is working on a piece of new IP for PlayStation.

“We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community,” Raymond continued. “We want to pour our passion into a project. We want to make something wondrous for people to experience. Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their commitment to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for their backing and support.”

Raymond was most recently head of Stadia Games and Entertainment, a first-party Google studio that was shuttered earlier in the year.

Prior to her position at Google, Raymond led EA’s EA Motive studio and worked with Ubisoft as an Executive Producer on its Assassin’s Creed franchise.

It’s as yet unclear what exactly the Montreal, Canada-based Haven is working on, but we’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

Correction: We initially identified Haven as a developer operating under the PlayStation Studios umbrella. It is, in fact, independent.

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