Ubisoft has opened a new production studio in Serbia the company announced today. The Belgrade-based group represents the publisher’s fourth production studio in Eastern Europe after Bucharest, Sofia, and Kiev. The studio is already home to a team of 15, working on the PC version of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands. They aim to staff up to 40 members in the coming year.
From the press release:
Ubisoft already benefits from its considerable history and experience in Eastern Europe. It was a pioneer in the region, setting up one of the first development studios in Bucharest, Romania 25 years ago, followed by Sofia, Bulgaria in 2006 and Kiev, Ukraine in 2008. Coupled with the growth of the IT sector in the region, and the associated expertise in the job market, it was a natural step forward for Ubisoft to continue to grow its teams in the area.
“Serbia 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 Serbia’s reputation in several key fields makes this investment the perfect match,” said Sebastien Delen, Managing Director, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev and Ubisoft Belgrade. “We are bringing years of expertise to the Serbian market 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 is located in the heart of the city.