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Ubisoft Toronto working on a second game, says Raymond [Updated]

Thursday, 10th February 2011 19:41 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Update: Raymond clarified her DICE talk to Wired, saying that Ubisoft Toronto is – in fact – working on another game in addition to Splinter Cell, but it’s not a new IP. Instead, the unannounced project is part of a pre-existing Ubisoft franchise.

Original Article: Ubisoft Toronto boss Jade Raymond has confirmed the studio is working on a new IP alongside Splinter Cell 6.

The Toronto studio, which opened two years ago, was only previously confirmed to be working on the next Splinter Cell title with some of the core team from Conviction, including Alex Parizeau and Maxime Beland.

But Raymond, speaking at DICE, said she hopes the new IP would be something it could give to the fans .

“I really hope we’re creating something that we can hand over to the fans,” she said in a brief panel at the event.

“A launch of a game, in order to be a hit, has to be an entertainment event, like a film or other new IP… You don’t want to be that guy that doesn’t know the newest game, or new indie band.”

Raymond added that “games aren’t just what you talk about around the water color, they’re becoming the water cooler itself … I would hope our next new IP would become the neighborhood bar,” before concluding by saying that “instead of a game just being the next entertainment event, I’d like our next IP to be the next widely-shared pastime.”

Thanks, Gama.

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  1. Crysis

    Woo, always love to hear announcements about new IP, as long as it’s not casual junk

    #1 4 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Just waiting for the “I hate Jade Raymond because she’s so likable and sexy.” Comments to roll in.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Crysis

    Does everybody expect to see an overweight guy that’s clearly balding, wearing glasses & a stained shirt when they here about the games industry? :P

    #3 4 years ago
  4. pukem0n

    she has a weird face
    put away the top of it and it could be the joker without makeup

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Joe Anderson

    @4 I think she’s Gorgeous, seriously good looking woman.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Oh yeah, good Ubisoft are working on new IP’s too of course.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. OrbitMonkey

    @2 Or because she’s not hot enough ^

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Aimless

    So, reading between the lines it sounds like a social multiplayer title likely featuring some form of user generated content. Not much to go on but it could be interesting.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. NinjaMidget

    Kind of excited, Ubisoft more often than not get it right with games, so I’m looking forward to whatever it is!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. AHA-Lambda

    i thought ubi said a while back that they weren’t focusing on new ip for the rest of this gen?

    #10 4 years ago
  11. baps

    id smash it big willy style

    #11 4 years ago
  12. bpcgos

    Dont like Ubisoft, but Jade Raymond so refreshing! :)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. IL DUCE

    I wish they would just make another Rainbow Six game…the new IP better be something good, not any casual or motion control game…

    #13 4 years ago
  14. IL DUCE

    Unless they are finally doing the Tom Clancy Universe idea that had been tossed around a couple of years ago…

    #14 4 years ago
  15. M2Kx

    You got a nice picture up there Mr. Cullen :P

    *goes away because there’s nothing else to say*

    #15 4 years ago
  16. MegaGeek1

    I hope they knock this one out of the park and put Toronto on the map. Also, I hope I bump into Jade on Yonge St one day so I can tell her I love her.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. On2wheels

    Jade sweety, please tell me you have Maxime taking coffee orders and running faxes for the gang working on SC6 :)

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Teabag

    Oh, please. Ubisoft, just give us the new Beyond Good and Evil. That IP is bloody underrated, it’s infuriating.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Isaaclarke37

    Hope it’s Beyond Good & Evil.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. ultramega

    @2
    Us Canadians have the biggest babes.
    :D

    #20 4 years ago