With a growing roster of franchises and titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, and this month’s debut of The Division, Ubisoft is also expanding its internal roster of studios and employees with the announcement of a brand new studio opening in the southeast Asia region, in the Philippines.
In a new update, Ubisoft has announced the formation of a new studio called Ubisoft Philippines, which will be based in Santa Rosa Laguna and just outside of the Filipino capital, Manila. The studio is officially set to open in the second quarter of 2016.
Ubisoft detailed that Ubisoft Philippines will hire up to 50 employees during its first year, and added that the studio “will collaborate with other studios to develop AAA console games. In an update on Ubisoft’s blog, studio manager Chip Go explained in a statement that “every day, Filipinos leave the country in search of opportunities elsewhere,” adding that “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.”
Go also added in the statement that “we have huge ambition for this team, who will play a part in creating some of Ubisoft’s biggest and most beloved games,” detailing that “we are very confident of our ability to build a strong team to take up these challenges.”
Ubisoft Philippines will officially open its doors in the second quarter of 2016.