Today, Ubisoft announced the opening of its new production studio in Belgrade, Serbia.
The new studio is primarily staffed by programmers at the moment, but Ubisoft has said that it intends to expand the studio to include other type of jobs in the future, as well as work with nearby universities to engage students who are interested in a career as a game dev.
Ubisoft Belgrade — as it’s called — is the company’s fourth production studio in Eastern Europe. Currently, the new studio consists of only 15 people, who are working on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, but has its sights on reaching 40 members in the coming year.
Sebastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev, and Ubisoft Belgrade accompanied the announcement with the following:
“Serbia has a lot to offer in terms of talent, in particular tech professionals. We’re always on the lookout for high potential markets with the passion, skills and expertise to create the very best games, and Serbia’s reputation in several key fields makes this investment the perfect match.”
“We are bringing years of expertise to the Serbian market, and want to contribute to the development of the local gaming industry, as we did for the other countries in the region.”