Ubisoft is adding two new studios to its team, with new locations in Mumbai, India, and Odesa, Ukraine. Both studios will work in collaboration with Ubisoft studios worldwide on AAA game development, and are looking to grow in the coming years. Ubisoft Mumbai, which opens in June, will be the second Ubisoft studio in India, joining Ubisoft Pune. Similarly, Ubisoft Odesa, which is already open for business, will be the second Ukrainian studio, joining the 10-year-old Ubisoft Kiev.
“Our ambition is to contribute towards the development of the Indian videogame ecosystem by partnering closely with top schools and institutions,” said Jean-Philippe Pieuchot, managing director for Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai. Looking to hire up to 100 talented developers within the next two years, Ubisoft Mumbai is partnering with the Indian Institute of Technology to research topics with a focus on machine learning and AI. Additionally, the studio is partnering with Intuit Lab, and has helped create the Game Art Design program, which aims at providing a comprehensive four-year education and training to aspiring game-industry professionals.
Joining the roster of Eastern European studios in Romania, Bulgaria, and Serbia, Ubisoft Odesa looks to tap into the strong pool of creative and technical talent in Ukraine. “Odesa has a lot to offer in terms of talent, in particular tech professionals. We’re always on the lookout for high potential markets with the passion, skills, and expertise to create the very best games, and Odesa’s reputation in several key fields makes this investment the perfect match,” said Sébastien Delen, Managing Director for Eastern European Hub Studios (Romania, Ukraine, and Serbia), Ubisoft. The small team has ambitious plans to expand, and is looking to fill their ranks with C++ programmers, producers, DevOps specialists, and DevTesters. They are currently accepting CVs.
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