Ubisoft Opens New Studios in India and Ukraine

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Richard Walker

Ubisoft has announced the opening of two new studios - one in India, the other in Ukraine - Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Odesa. Both studios will contribute to the development of Ubisoft's stable of new AAA game from some of its biggest franchises, expanding the company's "creative capacities".

Together, Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Odesa expect to add 160 talented new devs to Ubi's workforce over the next two years, and "demonstrate Ubisoft’s commitment to develop engaging and immersive game worlds in addition to world-class entertainment franchises."

The studios will also be part of Ubisoft's cross-collaboration, joining other Ubi studios around the world to work on AAA game developments and "live operations". Alongside Ubisoft's other Indian studio in Pune and Ukraine studio in Kiev, the company also bolsters its development ecosystem in both regions.

"This year marks the tenth anniversary of Ubisoft’s presence in India and in Ukraine. Our commitment to both countries is now strengthened by these expansions to Mumbai and Odesa,” said Christine Burgess-Quémard, Executive Director of Ubisoft’s worldwide studios. “I am proud to see how our production presence is growing, and strongly believe that it is by investing and expanding our knowledge and expertise internally that we will be able to keep delivering the high quality entertainment experiences of the future.”

Ubisoft Mumbai will report directly to Pune studio Managing Director Jean-Philippe Pieuchot, working on AAA console titles, while Ubisoft Odesa will be managed by Kiev Studio Manager Adrian Serbanescu, also contributing to AAA projects, including the Ghost Recon series.

With the threat of a Vivendi takeover bid recently out of the picture, things seem to be looking up for Ubisoft. So can we have a new Splinter Cell now, please?

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