AWESOME! Ubisoft is Setting up Shop in the Philippines!

A major tide is coming to Philippine’s video game development industry.

Ubisoft – the game studio behind best-selling games Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and The Division – is setting up their second game studio in Southeast Asia here in the Philippines.

Announced in Ubisoft’s blog, the new studio will open in the second quarter of 2016 and will be located on the campus of De La Salle University in Santa Rosa Laguna, which will be headed by veteran members from the Singapore team.

The new branch will focus on collaborating with other Ubisoft studios and development of upcoming AAA console games, and will hire up to 50 people in its first year.

“Every day, Filipinos leave the country in search of opportunities elsewhere,” says Chip Go, Ubisoft Philippines’ new studio manager.

“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.”

We’re very excited to know what Ubisoft Philippines has to offer. Hopefully, this will help local game developers make awesome games in the future.

How do you think Ubisoft Philippine will affect the local game developers?