MANILA – “Assassin’s Creed” developer Ubisoft has opened a new studio in Sta. Rosa, Laguna as part of its Philippine expansion.
It is located inside De La Salle University (DLSU) and is said to be the only facility co-developing AAA games in the country.
In line with Ubisoft’s “serious about fun” motto, the new studio includes numerous game stations, a dedicated pantry, breakout spaces and lounge areas per floor, a ping-pong table, a giant slide for going between floors, and a roof deck for barbecues and events.
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“Our staff pushes the quality bar to international standards and we are more than happy to provide them with an environment that is conducive to creativity, collaboration, and self-expression,” said Chip Go, studio manager of Ubisoft Philippines.
“This is reflected in our office architecture, such as the open-floor design and the break-out spaces which promote communication and fosters teamwork.”
Since starting operations in 2016, Ubisoft Philippines has co-developed five games: “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey,” “Assassin’s Creed: Origins,” “The Crew 2,” “For Honor,” and “Skull & Bones.”
Currently, the company is working with DLSU to help build the next generation of Filipino game developers.
Ubisoft Philippines has also partnered with Passerelles Numeriques, a non-government organization that specializes in providing IT training to underprivileged kids in Cebu.
It has so far sponsored 10 students under the program.
Meanwhile, Ubisoft Philippines is expected to hire up to 200 game developers in the coming years. According to talent acquisition manager Suzy Belizario, current openings are available for artists, programmers, project managers, and more.