Games Industry Veteran Jade Raymond Joins Google as a Vice President

Google certainly seems to be up to something big.

Google has found a new vice president, and it's games industry veteran Jade Raymond. Raymond is a former Sony Programmer, and has previously acted as producer for titles like Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs. Raymond's last position was at EA, where she founded Motive Studios, which worked on Star Wars Battlefront 2 and an as yet unannounced Star Wars project.

Raymond announced the news on Twitter, though didn't go into detail as to what her role would involve. She simply wrote: "I’m excited to finally be able to share that I have joined Google as VP!"

The pick is an interesting one, reaffirming Google's recent intentions to become a major player in the games industry. The tech giant will be holding a keynote at GDC next week, where it is expected to announce new gaming hardware. We'll have to wait and see what this hardware ends up being, but given how much experience Jade Raymond has with game launches and software production, it seems like Google is in safe hands indeed.

We'll be covering the Google GDC announcements as they happen next week, so stay tuned for further updates. For a look at what we know about the rumored Google gaming hardware, check out our. Google console guide.