Ubisoft, which is responsible for Xbox and PS3 games, will open a new development studio in Singapore, bringing the total number of the company’s studios up to 18. More than 300 new staff will be recruited from the area and abroad to man the studio, with a team of Ubisoft ‘veterans’ training the recruits.
The Singapore location was chosen because of the country’s excellent technological infrastructure, says Ubisoft.
Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest games-makers, will open the new studio among the thriving local game development industry, within reach of universities and training institutions.
According to Ubisoft, the Singapore government’s demonstrated willingness to work closely with industry actors and its strong support were also key factors.
“Singapore’s demonstrated interest and support for the video game industry made it a clear choice for Ubisoft’s continued international expansion. Not only is it capable of ensuring the training and continued development of a highly skilled workforce specialized in interactive digital media, its quality of life and level of industrialization makes it uniquely positioned to attract and retain talent from throughout the region,” said Worldwide Studios at Ubisoft executive director, Christine Burgess-Qu_mard.
The studio will open its doors early this summer in the new Singapore Technopark still under construction. This studio builds on the group’s recent reinforced presence in Asia, including the opening of a development and testing studio in Chengdu, China announced last September.
After an initial training period, Ubisoft’s Singapore studio will work closely with other Ubisoft studios on the development of titles for portable and home consoles.
More information on opportunities with the new Singapore studio, as well as its other worldwide studios, is available at Ubisoft’s booth in the Career Pavillion (#525) at this year’s Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, February 18th – 22nd, or by contacting [email protected].