Today, AAA publisher, Ubisoft, announced that it will open a new studio in the Philippines.
The news comes via a post on Ubiblog which states that the studio is due to open in the second quarter of 2016. Ubisoft Philippines is set to hire up to 50 people in its first year, and will work closely with Ubisoft’s other studios to help develop AAA console games.
According to the post, Ubisoft Philippines will have particularly close ties to Ubisoft Singapore. It was also revealed that a number of the founding team members of the Singapore studio will move to help train Ubisoft Philippines’ new staff members.
“We have huge ambition for this team, who will play a part in creating some of Ubisoft’s biggest and most beloved games,” says Chip Go, Ubisoft Philippines’ Studio Manager. “Ubisoft Philippines will be recruiting 50 new team members this year, from artists to programmers, designers to project managers, and we are very confident of our ability to build a strong team to take up these challenges.”
Ubisoft Philippines will be located on the campus of De La Salle University in Santa Rosa Laguna.