Just when you thought Ubisoft was about to become a victim of a hostile take over they decide to open up a new studio. As the title states the studio will be situated in the Philippines and we have to admit we think it has one of the most creative names in the industry, that name being Ubisoft Philippines. Okay maybe it’s not that creative, but the good news for any local Filipinos with an itching to do some developing is that the new studio will create up to 50 new jobs for them which means they may not have to emigrate to work in the AAA gaming space. The new studio will be situated on the campus of De La Salle University in Santa Rosa (south of Manila) and it will have close ties to Ubisoft Singapore, who will actually be sending some team members to Santa Rosa to help train the new studio’s employees. When the studio is initially set up its main focus will be to work in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios all across the globe on AAA games.
The studio will be managed by Chip Go, who had the following to say on Ubisoft’s blog:
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. 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.
Conor is Pure PlayStation’s resident Irishman. Naturally that means he’s constantly slurring his words and turning up stinking of Guiness with a potato in his pocket. It’s not all bad though, because Conor is also a PlayStation nut. When he’s not doing his best Father Jack impression (Father Ted, watch it) he’s got a DualShock 4 in his hand and a Vita in the other. Yeah, we don’t know how he manages it either.