Haven, working on a PS5 exclusive, seeks multiplayer and online experts

Haven, working on a PS5 exclusive, seeks multiplayer and online experts


Haven Studios, a development team founded by Jade Raymond and working on a PS5 exclusive, is looking for developers who are experts in multiplayer and online components. This suggests that the game has some multiplayer elements or live-service components, that is, an ever-evolving online game.

Specifically, Haven Studios is looking for a Senior Software Engineer with experience in network, multiplayer and marketing. Additionally, the team needs a Senior Core Infrastructure Engineer and an Online Software Engineer with experience on cloud platforms. This is all we know for now and, in addition to speculating on the online nature of the PS5 exclusive, we know nothing else.

Jade Raymond is working on a PS5 exclusive game Remember that Haven Studios is a team from little formed. Jade Raymond left Google and Stadia last February, shortly after the cancellation of the company's internal video games. The studio is therefore only three months old and is certainly still in the early stages of development, if not in pre-production.

There will hardly be a way to see anything of this project anytime soon, so for now we believe that we should be satisfied with the newly discovered information. Haven Studios is also just one of the teams that has signed an agreement with Sony: PlayStation Studios and Deviation Games have been collaborating for over a year on the PS5 game.

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New Haven schools plan to require mask-wearing in classrooms this fall

NEW HAVEN —When school districts across the state were crafting back-to-school plans midway through a pandemic last summer, the city’s school board bucked a trend that put students back into classrooms at least part of the time by voting for a fully-remote learning experience.

What started out as the first 10 weeks of school became the entire fall of the 2020-21 academic year. City students didn’t start returning to the classroom on a hybrid schedule until January, with parents given the option to continue remote learning for their kids.

Still, about 50 percent of the district’s 20,000 students finished out the school year learning from home, according to school officials.

That option is off the table when the 2021-22 academic year starts on August 30.

It will be in person, five-days-a-week for all students who, as of now, will be expected to wear masks, according to officials.

“We are back fully in-person when we begin the new school year,” Schools Superintendent Ilene Tracey said in an email.

As school districts around the state begin to undo the monumental changes forced by the pandemic, a new normal charted for New Haven Public Schools is subject to change, officials caution.

Like last year, there is guidance from the state, which also is evolving.

That guidance no longer requires districts to offer the stay-at-home option.

“The main takeaway of our Interim Guidance for Remote Learning for the 2021-2022 School Year is that, at this time, the Connecticut Department of Health and the Connecticut State Department of Education do not anticipate the need to mandate, due to public health necessity, that districts offer families the option to opt-in to remote learning in 2021-22 as they have been required to offer this school year,” said Peter Yazbak, a state Department of Education spokesman.

A more definitive state guide is in the works with input from teachers unions, superintendents, the health department and others.

All districts in the state, as a requirement of receiving the latest round of federal stimulus were required to submit a draft of their fall reopening plan, and post it to their websites, by June 23.

Still, the classrooms students return to will be different.

Masks indoors and on school buses remain a state requirement, at least for now.

New Haven’s plan is to continue frequent mask breaks. The practice of cohorting students into classes that don’t interact with other classes on a frequent basis will be continued. Bathroom occupancy will be limited.

Students will still be asked to wash their hands frequently.

Visitors to school buildings will continue to be limited. Where possible, parents and guardians will hold meetings with teachers via video conferencing. If in-person visits are necessary, parents will have to wear masks in school buildings, regardless of vaccination status.

Schools will still be cleaned and disinfected, but there will be no mid-week days off for deep cleaning. That will occur after school.

Contract tracing will continue when positive COVID cases occur and the district hopes to expand a COVID testing program, now in place at 12 schools, to all district schools in the fall.

Part of a pilot program, testing results are available in 24 hours to parents and the health department.

On school buses, kids will continue to wear masks and keep 6 feet apart while waiting at bus stops. Buses are to be cleaned twice a day with windows open as weather permits.

On the instructional front, to make up for 15 months of learning disruption, New Haven plans to use some of its federal funding to offer “intervention/enrichment blocks” to provide targeted instruction in literacy and math.

Additional teachers are being hired in grades 1-3 to lower class sizes and give students additional academic and social/emotional supports. Funds have also gone to buy more literacy and math materials.

At the high school level, some resources will go to an alternative “Twilight School” schedule for high school students, as well as industry-recognized credentialing programs and college credit programs.

The district is also looking into Extended Day Academies that would be offered after school or on weekends.