Ubisoft have announced they’re opening a production studio in Belgrade, Serbia.
Ubisoft Belgrade is the company’s fourth production studio in Eastern Europe, bringing the team in that region to over 2000 members. Initially the new production studio is home to 15 people working on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands, but has a goal to reach 40 members in the coming year.
In accordance with the press release, Ubisoft are one of the first to set up international development studios in the region, setting up a studio in Bucharest, Romania 25 years ago.
“Serbia has a lot to offer in terms of talent, in particular tech professionals,” said managing director of Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev, and Ubisoft Belgrade, Sebastien Delen. “We’re always on the lookout for high potential markets with the passion, skills and expertise to create the very best games, and Serbia’s reputation in several key fields makes this investment the perfect match.”
“We are bringing years of expertise to the Serbian market,” Delen added, “and want to contribute to the development of the local gaming industry, as we did for the other countries in the region.”
The Belgrade studio will also work with local universities in order to help students looking to start a career in gaming.
The French publisher and developer Ubisoft oversees roughly thirty production studios throughout the world, including one just recently opened in the Philippines.