Ubisoft has announced plans to open a new development studio in the Philippines.
Scheduled to open during the second quarter of 2016, Ubisoft Philippines will work with other Ubisoft studios to help develop "AAA console games", with plans to hire up to 50 people within its first year.
It'll also have "close ties" to Ubisoft Singapore, the publisher says, with "a number" of that studio's employees transferring across "to train Ubisoft Philappines' new recruits".
"We have huge ambition for this team, who will play a part in creating some of Ubisoft’s biggest and most beloved games,” said studio manager Chip Go. "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."
Ubisoft Philippines' first project has yet to be confirmed.