Ubisoft Toronto managing director Jade Raymond believes it’s about time games grew up and more actively explored ideas that can get players thinking or feel inspired.
Jade Raymond eh? is it 2006 again? :P
Grow up, eh? Okay, let's start by firing everyone hired or promoted for their sex appeal......Oh, right....well, Jade, this is awkward.... Edit: Never said they couldn't be. Just that Jade is in her position for mainly one reason.
and who said a cute girl can't be competent? grow up indeed sir.
"Never said they couldn't be. Just that Jade is in her position for mainly one reason." Prove it. You're making a claim that she's incompetent, and yet the Assassin's Creed series has been very successful under her leadership. If the MAIN REASON why she was hired was for her looks alone, the production would have crumbled at the onset of the series in 2008. Either she's doing an excellent job, or she's a puppet and someone else is running the show. But you'd have to prove that that was the case. Since you haven't, shut up.
I thought she was just a promoter and someone who does all of the PR and media stuff, so why would she be responsible for AC success other than with advertising and promoting it?
@MAJOR She is not PR, she was the producer of AC 1 and the executive producer of AC2. I actually met her at the Fanexpo here in Toronto, and she is actually very knowledagble with the design and story's of games. People who think a girl in gaming must be ugly but smart, or pretty but a complete airhead need to get their heads checked. Before the medium can grow up,gamers need to grow up first. Just look at all the comments here about erections... its absolutely appaling Edit: Love how I got a disagree for stating a fact http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
@Nimblest-Assassin Well have you noticed where you are trying to bring logic? You'll get disagrees on N4G by saying that the earth is round. Most of the times the people that disagree with you won't even explain themselves because they know they are wrong but they'll click that "Disagree" button anyways. Get used to it. N4G is a hair away from being /v/ so just don't even try trying to bring logic into your arguments. It's useless.
Or they disagree because you said something negative about the console they like even though what you said was true. Unfortunately that is the world we live in. I understand moving to more adult themes. But if you're looking for more "adult" behavior, you'll have a hard time finding that in the human race. Animals do things that make little sense because of instinct. Humans do things that make little sense because we're stupid.
@ SilentNegotiator Me grow up? I just pointed out the whole Jade Raymond thing back at the beginning of this gen. I never said anything about firing women for their sex appeal. What the hell are you smoking?
I just disagreed with Nameless and Dcbronco because they are right.
I suppose there's a lot of growing up to do in the community as well.
You should stay silent, cause everything you say is utter crap. And judging by these comments, I think what she ment was the gaming " community " needs to grow up.
The Earth is round.
some people fail to realize that she's talking about the industry needing to grow up, not gamers. there's plenty of garbage games out there that give video games a "childish" image. i actually think the industry is growing up, just look at the evolution of stories within games. still, i agree they developers need to tap into more important topics with a greater focus on story that get people to really think (more games like the MGS series) and less games that JUST appeal to competitive multiplayer (not saying that it's bad but it's not great for the industry's image). a perfect game will have the best of both worlds, which hasn't happened yet... at least for me. i wonder if there's ever been a game that got an award for best story AND best multiplayer
HA! It worked!
If we all grow up then who's going to buy Call of Duty anymore?
Bring out your misogynistic gamers..... Who insult the genre itself. Jade Raymond went quiet after the launch of Assassins Creed when a bukkake comic was made after her which is completely disgusting and says somehting about some people. She is back and has been working on Splinter Cell 6. Please do not disgrace the name of Tigertron with lack of knowledge
I remember her from 2008 when she was talking about that game called "I Am Alive" lmao, good times.
Idiotic sexists here should be ashamed. Firstly, Jade has a degree in computer science, as do I. Secondly, she has worked as a programmer for Sony, Microsoft and EA and was producer for Assassin's Creed. Yes it has been proven. You can be a pretty girl and be a nerd simultaneously. I think I'm going to publish a paper on this discovery.
i agree video games have such potential we need quantic dream to churn out more awesome games and ubisoft have an awesome story when it comes to ac but it will be interesting to see how the next plays out more devs to take more risks
Good games have always been able to inspire, as well as making players think, strategise and develop skills!
she needs to shut up assasins creed is milked boring and generic
Love when guys like you call stuff that arent truly available elsewhere "generic" .
you mean an open world action game? no where can I get that.........
Yeah play dumb all you want , and pretend open world games arent different one franchise to another . But please by all mean , show us anything similar to assassin creed among open world games , not named assassin creed .
thats the point though... too many assasins creed's yet we are only just coming up to AC3? it has been a little milked but i haven't played anything after AC2 so i'm good. and most games, including skyrim, are just becoming a boring chore to play. they feel like an actual day job. go here, do this, rinse and repeat. there needs to be new creative ideas in the delivery of the quests or something.
@glennco if you haven't played anything past ACII then your opinion is invalid.
I don't think a game like Assassin's Creed can be called out for being milked when CoD, Mario and a couple of dozen other franchises are well into the double digits on iterations.
@Crap_turtle Generic? Please list another game that lets you roam freely in places back in time, that are crafted to be historically accurate? Please list a game that actually prides itself with attempting to use history as their playground? Please list a game where the idea of exploring the memories embeded in our DNA is used? Please list another game that uses the idea of first civilizations, and is attempting to tie itself with real world events? Can you? No you can't... so if anyone here is to shut up... it should be you. @Glenco AC1-2007 AC2-2009 ACB-2010 ACR-2011 AC3-2012 The whole story revolves around the 2012 phenomena.Also, when would a milked franchise have a new graphics engine, scraps the gameplay features of the old games, completely bends the expectations of people, and gets them this excited for the game. People were fatigued in 2011 with revelations, but now, everyone is excited for 3. And 3 was in development after they finished 2. The fact that they still made meaty games with Brotherhood and Revelations, as well as adding an unique multiplayer component is an incredible feat. People do not understand how the AC games sell. Its actually really easy, there are no other games quite like it. No one can name a game that Assassins Creed is like. People will say your game is like Assassins Creed. Prototype 1, changed Mercers look because he looked like Altair. The games are that polarizing. THESE GUYS MADE VIDEO GAME PARKOUR POPULAR! Although I will agree with you that Skyrim is like doing chores, you feel zero accomplishment after each quest... Im actually amazed that one of the VGA predictors said that and was excited, because a game was giving her chores.
Boring and generic is nothing more than your opinion. The milking of the franchise has nothing to do with Jade, as far as I know she was only involved with AC1 and AC2.
Ever consider that maybe the reason she's saying games need to explore new ideas is BECAUSE she's been making the same generic boring stuff the last couple of years? [Disclaimer: Not saying AC series is boring and generic, just trying to make a point to Carp_Turtle.]
Good to see other people in the medium say this, I agree 100%