A group of senior Assassin’s Creed developers have been picked up Google to form the first first-party Google Stadia studio.
Revealed through an article on VGC, Google has picked up a number of veteran developers to form their first exclusives studio.
Based in Montreal, Google’s Stadia Games and Entertainment development studio will be the service’s main source of exclusive titles; for now.
Francois Pelland, executive director of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at Ubisoft Quebec, has also joined Stadia Games and Entertainment. Placed in the position of head of production, Francois has been granted a senior position.
Impressively, Google has also managed to grab the decade-long Assassin’s Creed executive producer Sébastien Puel. As a senior voice in the series’ production from Assassin’s Creed 2 to the controversial Assassin’s Creed Unity, it’s a strong voice to have attributed to a new studio.
Stadia Games and Entertainment will not be the only Stadia first-party studio. While the Montreal-based developer is the first for now, Google will be adding more developers to its family.
“I’ve been making games for a while now, and wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had for anything,” Announced Jade Raymond in an official statement. “But we can do better. We can do more. At Stadia, we don’t believe in being ‘good enough.’ We believe in being more: More ambitious. More inclusive. More accessible. More immersive. More engaging.
“We’re bringing that mentality to Stadia Games and Entertainment, and now with our first studio, we’re looking for the best developers on the planet to join us.”
For more Stadia coverage, check out our review of the service as well as some worries about the streaming service killing Chromecast Ultras.