Jade Raymond has left Electronic Arts. The original producer of the Assassin’s Creed series, Raymond founded the EA Motive studio in 2015 after a 10-year stint at Ubisoft. Originally tasked with overseeing Amy Hennig’s now-canceled Star Wars game, Motive is now at work on a different Star Wars project and a new IP.
The Chinese Room, makers of Dear Esther and Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, have been acquired by fellow British studio Sumo Digital. Co-founder Dan Pinchbeck is staying on while Jessica Curry has departed. The news comes almost a year after the studio laid off much of its staff and went “dark.”