Leading game creator, publisher and distributor Ubisoft, known for Assasin’s Creed and a host of popular games, announced the opening of its production studio in the Philippines and is currently seeking game developers/programmers, artists, and designers.
Scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, the production studio will be Ubisoft’s second hub in Southeast Asia and will be located at Innovation Building inside De La Salle University in Sta. Rosa Laguna.
Ubisoft will be hiring 50 people in the first year and the company plans to employ 200 in five year’s time.
The Philippine production team will focus on collaborating on the development of Ubisoft’s AAA console games, according to Chip Go, who will be Ubisoft’s manager for the Philippine studio. Go has worked for six years at Ubisoft’s Singapore and was instrumental in bringing the game developer here in the 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. I know that this experience, as well as Ubisoft’s 30 years of industry expertise, is going to spark great things, and is a huge opportunity for the Philippines,” says Go.
The new studio will be closely linked to Ubisoft’s existing South East Asian hub in Singapore, with a number of the founding team members moving across from the Singapore studio to train up the new team.
“We chose to grow in the Philippines because of its great talent pool and I am confident the new studio will meet our demanding standards,” said Olivier de Rotalier, managing director of Ubisoft Singapore, Ubisoft Chengdu and Ubisoft Philippines. “Our number one priority will be to develop the high potential of our new team members to reach the level of expertise and quality needed to work on AAA games, just as we have previously done in Singapore.”
Ubisoft also announced it will collaborate with DLSU Sta Rosa in establishing a course in game development that will be offered in the university, with Ubisoft providing experts as lecturers. DLSU will soon offer a four-year bachelor degree and a one-year course in game development.
Ubisoft will provide high quality training for new recruits: mentoring programs by industry veterans from the Singapore studio, and the new team will benefit from the collaborative learning platforms and events implemented throughout the Ubisoft network.
Ubisoft Philippines is actively recruiting. Candidates can contact Ubisoft Philippines at firstname.lastname@example.org and consult available positions at: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-US/careers/search.aspx?location=santa%20Rosa