Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016 on the campus of De La Salle University in Santa Rosa, Ubisoft Philippines was announced today by Ubisoft.
Collaborating with other studios to “develop AAA console games,” Ubisoft Philippines will hire up to 50 people in its first year. Sharing close ties with Ubisoft Singapore, many founding team members will move in from Singapore to train the new recruits.
Chip Go, Studio Manager, talked about Ubisoft Philippines:
Every day, Filipinos leave the country in search of opportunities elsewhere. 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.
He later added:
We have huge ambition for this team, who will play a part in creating some of Ubisoft’s biggest and most beloved games. 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 also revealed to IGN that they aim for the Philippines studio to reach 200 people in five years and begin co-development of future AA games.
As for Ubisoft Singapore, who has worked on many Assassin’s Creed games, they’re leading development on an unannounced project for console and PC. Managing Director Olivier de Rotalier added at GDC that it’s “one of the biggest Ubisoft projects on console and PC.”