EA Confirms Jade Raymond & Motive Studios Are Building an Assassin’s Creed-Style Action Game

Expressing their interest last month at expanding into the action genre, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen confirmed that the company has begun work with Jade Raymond on an Assassin’s Creed-style game:

We’ve never really operated in the largest genre of gaming, and that’s the action genre. That’s the Assassin’s Creed-style games; more open-world, more single-play versus multiplayer. It’s not been an area that we’ve operated in. We recently hired Jade Raymond, who was behind the Assassin’s Creed franchise for Ubisoft and she will be building an action genre for us through a studio we’re building out in Montreal right now. So a lot of excitement around the action genre.

That Montreal studio is Motive, which was announced this past July with former Assassin’s Creed Producer Jade Raymond leading the team.

“A creative-driven team, incubating entirely new IP and taking on some amazing projects,” Motive is working with BioWare on Mass Effect: Andromeda and with Visceral Games on their Star Wars project, so it remains to be seen how far off their new action game is.

[Source: GameSpot]