Founded back in 2008, the Singapore Studio division of Ubisoft have continuously delivered some of the publisher’s biggest franchise games. They are most known for Assassin’s Creed 3’s Naval Battles, which went on to become a pillar in the gameplays of both Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Not to mention that the studio has also built 10 AAA games over 7 years. And now, the Singapore studio is the leading developer of Ubisoft’s biggest PC and Console project to date. However, we are still not clear on whether this project is a follow-up on an existing franchise, of a new property all together.
Moreover, at this year’s GDC, Olivier de Rotalier, managing director of Ubisoft’s Singapore and Southeast Asia region, revealed that Ubisoft will be expanding and opening a new studio in the Philippines! This Southeast Asian expansion is due to the fact that this territory is a fast growing market in the gaming industry; also, it has a continuously population of young, connected, and creative minds.
Ubisoft is making sure it transfers the company’s knowhow, methodology, and knowledge; hence, they are transferring a team of highly trained Filipino developers from their Singapore studio to the new Philippines studio, in order for them to teach the newer developers Ubisoft’s core knowledge, as well as expose the Filipino developer’s to the AAA franchise. The company boasts about teaching the new developers the best standards in the industry and expose them to the best technology that Ubisoft has. The company will be starting with a team of 50 by the end of 2016, and plans to expand to 200!
But the news doesn’t end here. Chief executive Yves Guillemot has confirmed that Ubisoft will not be releasing a sequel to Assassin’s Creed, but instead will be focusing on expanding their dimensions by taking advantage of the new available technologies.
OK. Breath. The world is not over yet!
Ubisoft has recently released a juicy bit of news on their blog. They said they’ll be taking this time off of Assassin’s Creed to evaluate and learn from the feedback the public gave in regards to the last installment. They will then start updating their processes in order to deliver a premier open-world franchise of Assassin’s Creed! We are promised a unique and very memorable game play.