Google has started their first game developer to support Stadia,
saying they've opened a studio in Montreal. This is staffed by former Ubisoft
executives that were veterans of Assassin's Creed
devs for first Stadia
studio, headed up by Jade Raymond. Here's a rundown of who is involved:
Stadia Games and Entertainment’s studio is the streaming platform’s first
original games studio, established by another former Assassin’s Creed developer,
Jade Raymond, who is in charge of Stadia’s first-party games production.
Sébastien Puel has joined the company as director general of the studio. Puel
was one of the key figures behind Assassin’s Creed and acted as the franchise’s
executive producer for almost ten years, from Assassin’s Creed 2 to 2014’s
Meanwhile Francois Pelland has been appointed head of production for Google’s
first-party game strategy.
Pelland was the exec director of development at Ubisoft Quebec, the studio that
created Assassin’s Creed Syndicate under his watch. Pelland was also a senior
producer for Assassin’s Creed 3 and exec producer for South Park: The Fractured
Finally, veteran artist Mathieu Leduc has joined Google Stadia as an art
director. Leduc was in charge of the art direction for the first two Watch Dogs
games and was assistant art director for the original Assassin’s Creed.