Ubisoft to Open Theme Park in Malaysia by 2020
PHOTO: Ramelle Ramli, Founder and Chairman of RSG, shakes hands with Senior Vice President of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Jean de Rivières. The companies will soon launch a theme park in Malaysia together. (Photo via Twitter)
Premier video game developer Ubisoft has been at the forefront of the industry for years, but the company's expansion plans took a giant step forward when it announced Monday that it would be building a theme park in Kuala Lumpur.
In a statement from Ubisoft, officials with the company announced that it would be developing a next-generation amusement park in Malaysia using the characters and brands that helped bring the video game company to prominence.
This is not the company's first foray into the theme park space. The new project is being spearheaded by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the same team of designers and creative minds that helped expand Ubisoft’s game brands to theme parks when the company launched the Rabbids Dark Ride at Futuroscope in France.
The plan for the new amusement park in Kuala Lumpur includes a 10,000-square-meter development, innovative rides, attractions and shows inspired by some of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises, such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance and Rabbids.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures is teaming with co-owner and co-developer of Movie Animation Park Studios RSG. Ubisoft Motion Pictures vice president Jean de Rivières released a statement about the partnership:
“Together we are creating a place where every guest is a player, every ride is a playground, every visit is a game. In RSG, we’ve found a partner with a successful track record in working with international brands, a shared ambition to design the family destination of the future, and a wealth of expertise in theme park development.”
Malaysia is the second-most visited country in Asia and there should be plenty of excitement for the development of a major tourist attraction in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
The company estimates the park will be completed and open to the public by 2020.
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