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Six Google Stadia Staff Leave To Join Haven Entertainment

Following the departure of Google Stadia’s Head of Product, it has been found that one other six key Stadia workers have left the corporate. However, all six have joined the newly established Haven Entertainment Studios, the Montreal-based studio engaged on a brand new IP for Sony.As famous by a put up on ResetEra and found through LinkedIn profiles, Stadia Games and Entertainment’s General Manager Sebastien Puel, Head of Creative Services and Publishing Corey May, Staff UX Researcher Jonathan Dankoff, Graphics Programmer Pierre-Marc Bérubé, and Concept Artists Erwann Le Rouzic and Francis Denoncourt have all left for brand spanking new roles on the swiftly increasing Haven Entertainment Studios.

In their new roles at Haven, Puel is a co-founder, May the World/IP Director, Dankoff the Insights Director, Le Rouzic and Denoncourt are idea artists, and Bérubé a software program engineer.Haven Entertainment Studios was founded earlier this year when Jade Raymond (who beforehand ran Google Stadia’s Games and Entertainment studio) left the corporate to create her personal improvement studio in Montreal, citing the will to “get again to what I like doing most, and achieve this in a manner that provides our group the liberty to discover, encourage, and create.” The studio was shortly supported by Sony to develop a new exclusive IP for PlayStation platforms. Raymond has beforehand labored at Ubisoft and EA, and is thought for her work main EA’s Motive Studio and Ubisoft Toronto.

Google Stadia Games and Entertainment was shut down earlier this year, with a want to make use of its platform for third social gathering video games improvement. At the time, Google mentioned it could attempt to discover new roles within the firm for these affected, but it surely’s clear that some determined this was the time to leap ship. However, this isn’t the primary report of troubles inside Stadia improvement, as earlier this yr it was reported that Google was having to spend millions of dollars on porting AAA games, and difficulties with the event pipeline.

It just isn’t but recognized what the group at Haven is engaged on, however given the success of gathering excessive profile AAA expertise, and Sony’s backing, it’s prone to play an vital half in Sony’s unique video games technique transferring ahead.

Haven Entertainment Studios was based with a want to be “a haven for developers”, mentioned Raymond earlier this yr. Given what is going on with Stadia, it appears to be like like that imaginative and prescient is coming true.

Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer at IGN. You can comply with him on Twitter @liamthewiseman

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