Ubisoft Singapore is known for its work Assassin’s Creed 3, Rogue and Ghost Recon: Phantoms, has revealed is now leading development in one of the biggest projects at Ubisoft.
At GDC, Ubisoft Singapore and Southeast Asia managing director Olivier de Rotalier discussed the opening of a new studio in the Philippines and shared information on his studio’s current state.
“We’ve been very happy to be involved in many titles. We’ve built two main expertises in Singapore: one in AAA games, the other in PC Online with Ghost Recon: Phantoms. We’ve built 10 AAA games in seven years. And now our studio is leading one of the biggest Ubisoft projects on Console and PC.”
It is unclear whether the game in question is part of an existing franchise, or if it is a new property developed by the Singapore studio.
Ubisoft‘s new studio in the Philippines marks an expansion in the Southeast Asian territory and they’ll be moving over their experienced Filipino developers from its Singapore studio to the new Philippines studio to give it a strong foundation to build on.
“We have, in Singapore, a team with people from the Philippines who have grown in expertise with us. We’ve built a solid work relationship and trust with them, and that’s an important core for us to start a new studio. Leveraging the team in Singapore to train and groom the people in the [Philippines] is a key part of what we’re doing. We want to expose [the developers] to our major AAA franchise … that’ll be the best way to expose them to the best standards of the industry and the best people to learn from. Also, [they can work] on the best technology that we have.”
According to Rotalier, Ubisoft is planning to have 50 developers at the Philippines studio by the end of 2016, and then grow to a total of 200 people.