At the start of February, it was announced that Stadia’s pursuit to orchestrate a network of first-party studios for the streaming platform will be sent to the chopping block as Google’s new aim is to offer its tools for cloud streaming to developers and publishers. With that, Stadia Games and Entertainment leads Jade Raymond & Shannon Studstill alongside previously acquired Typhoon Games will be severed from Stadia leading forward.
With uncertainty as to lead forward for the announcement, response to the decision already surfaced in regards to Journey to the Savage Planet. In that, the developer could not resolve issues on the Stadia version of the game in which publisher 505 Games told users to contact Google for a fix.
But as to what the future holds for former head Jade Raymond, she announced on Tuesday to be helming a new developer under the PlayStation Studios banner: Haven Entertainment Studios.
Today I’m announcing Haven, an independent studio where many of the talented game developers I have worked with for years (and love dearly!) are coming together to do what we are most passionate about. It’s time for us to refocus on GAMES in a place where we can practice our crafts without any barriers or impediments. We want to create worlds where players can escape, have fun, express themselves, and find community.
We want to pour our passion into a project. We want to make something wondrous for people to experience. Because we believe in the power of games to bring joy to people’s lives. And Sony does, too. Their commitment to excellence is unmatched. It’s why I couldn’t be happier for their backing and support.Jade Raymond, Haven Entertainment Studios Founder & CEO
In addition to the mouthful from Raymond in the blog post, she also issues that development on a unique PlayStation IP is already underway at Haven. “So, while we don’t have many details to announce today, I want the PlayStation community to know that Haven Studios is already hard at work on an unannounced IP.”
Also on Tuesday, Stadia faces another lose in the form of Super Bomberman R Online. In that, the once exclusive game to the Google platform is revealed to be a free-to-play release to major platforms (Xbox/PlayStation/Switch/PC) later in 2021. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you excited to learn more about the new project from Haven Entertainment Studios?
Source: PlayStation Blog