Ubisoft sets up in Singapore

Publisher to open the doors on its 18th internal studio this summer, hopes to grow latest operation to a staff of 300.

Few publishers can boast a development workforce as disparately displaced as that of Ubisoft. Today the Paris-based publisher further expanded its global reach with the announcement of Ubisoft Singapore, the company's 18th internal development studio.

Set to open this summer in the science and tech high-rise business park known as Fusionopolis, Ubisoft Singapore will be headed up by general manager Olivier de Rotalier, previously the director of the publisher's internal studios' cost-control efforts. The studio will be the latest intercontinental feather in Ubisoft's cap, joining development teams in Canada, Spain, China, Romania, and the UK.

A team of Ubisoft veterans will help get the Singapore studio off the ground and train its new recruits, with the ultimate goal of growing the location to a staff of 300. Once the new hires are up to speed, Ubisoft Singapore will work with the publisher's other internal studios on console and handheld games.

As for why the publisher chose Singapore for its latest expansion, Ubisoft said the decision was based on a combination of factors, including a thriving local development industry, strong educational institutions, and the government's "demonstrated willingness to work closely with industry actors and its strong support." Ubisoft has embraced development studios in countries where it can benefit from tax benefits, grants, or lowered cost structures.

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azizrulez
azizrulez

I really hope india is the next,having ubisoft right here in india would be awesome

bradly_2795
bradly_2795

Now taking bets on next studio location.....taking....taking.,....Hawaii?.,.....ok i have $200 on Hawaii.....Lol :Pok but this is a good thing I guess

02sfraser
02sfraser

with a staff of 300 there not short of programmers/ desginers etc. lets just hope the produce good games :)

sirkibble2
sirkibble2

I hope this studio puts out some good stuff. ^_^

X-RS
X-RS

now tell us about prince of persia!

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

Singapore is a small city, I am not sure why they want it there, perhaps closer to the satay bbq.

razu_gamer
razu_gamer

Ubisoft, where is the news on Red Steel 2??

JackfnBurton
JackfnBurton

I started to write something, but then I realized there are some things about which it isn't necessary to have an opinion. LOL

okassar
okassar

Lolz,I doubt those factors are for real,they just wanted to work in an exotic spot:).

haesuse
haesuse

i really dont see how you guys think this is good news. they are spreading even thinner, and instead of concentraing efforts on new IP's, they are gonna marginalize their dev stuidos and start putting out sub-par new IP's while making money off big game sequels. Those old enough to have followed EA thru last 20 yrs. will know that this is pretty much the same thing they did, and now EA is wal-mart of gaming imo!

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

huge news people, games for less cost

Spincut
Spincut

Industry actors?? do they mean vocie actors or actual developers in the industry???

carllfc
carllfc

Sounds like they know what theyre doing. xD

Nintendus21
Nintendus21

That's good. Now to make some more quality games for us gamers.