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.
No samurai in the next Assassin's Creed. Jade Raymond, producer at Ubisoft Montréal says so in this profile by Adweek, though the game will be set in "her favorite historical era." A feudal Japan setting for Assassin's Creed has long been a request of fans, even referred to in ACIV's meta-game.