Ubisoft to open studio in Philippines
By Digital News Asia April 1, 2016
- Positions open, to hire up to 50 people
- Will be working closely with Singapore studio
FRENCH videogame developer and publisher Ubisoft Entertainment SA, behind games such as Assassin’s Creed (pic above), Rainbow Six and Prince of Persia, announced it will be opening a new production studio in the Philippines.
Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, Ubisoft Philippines will hire up to 50 people in its first year, and will collaborate with other studios to develop AAA (or large-budget) console games.
To be located on the campus of De La Salle University in Santa Rosa, a city just south of Manila, the new studio will have close ties to Ubisoft Singapore, and a number of founding team members will move in from Singapore to train Ubisoft Philippines’ new recruits, the company said in a statement.
Ubisoft Singapore itself was established in 2008, and is focused on developing its own game titles.
“Every day, Filipinos leave the country in search of opportunities elsewhere,” said Ubisoft Philippines studio manager Chip Go (pic).
“I was one of those people eight years ago, and now I’m very happy to come back and bring my own experience in AAA game development.
“We have huge ambitions for this team, who will play a part in creating some of Ubisoft’s biggest and most beloved games,” he added.
Ubisoft Philippines will be recruiting 50 new team members this year, from artists to programmers, designers to project managers. To see available positions, take a look at Ubisoft’s Careers page.
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