Jade Raymond to Be Honored with Special Award at The NY Video Game Awards

Jade Raymond to Be Honored with Special Award at The NY Video Game Awards

At the upcoming New York Video Game Awards, former EA Motive head Jaymond Raymond with will honored at the ceremony for her prominent body of work.

As the founder of Ubisoft Toronto and formerly the head of EA Motive, Jade Raymond has held a long and influential career in the games industry, with Raymond to be recognized at this year’s New York Video Game Critics Circle Awards.

The New York Video Game Critics Circle announced that Jade Raymond will be receiving the Andrew Yoon Legend Award in recognition of her contributions to the gaming industry at large, with the awards ceremony to take place later this month. Notably, Raymond is the first woman to receive the award, with past winners including Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, Rockstar Games, and Ralph Baer.

Outside of her most recent work as the former head of EA Motive, Raymond has had a prolific career dating back to her work at Sony Online Entertainment, to taking part in the development and design of numerous major franchises such as The SimsTom Clancy’s Splinter CellWatch Dogs, and Assassin’s Creed.

After Raymond left Motive in October, she stated recently that she has begun work on a “top secret project,” and while we don’t know the exact project’s scope just yet, given Raymond’s previous record it’s surely something to be excited about.

The New York Video Game Awards 2019 will take place in New York City on January 22, 2019 at 7:30pm ET, with the ceremony to be streamed through Twitch.