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Ubisoft Announces Brazilian Development House
Ubisoft Announces Brazilian Development House
June 24, 2008 | By Chris Remo

June 24, 2008 | By Chris Remo
More: Console/PC

Publisher Ubisoft plans to expand its considerable development resources by forming a studio in San Paolo, Brazil, the company has announced.

When it opens in late July, the dev house will be Ubisoft's twentieth studio worldwide and its first in South America. The company plans to kick off operations with a team of 20, to expand to 200 within four years. Its focus will be family games for portable and home console platforms.

The studio, whose name was unspecified, will be helmed by Bertrand Chaverot, who has served in the country before on Ubisoft's sales team, and is coming directly from managing external development for EMEA regions.

Said Ubisoft executive worldwide studios director Christine Burgess-Quemard, "The cultural richness of Sao Paulo, coupled with its leading university network will bring a unique set of fresh talent to Ubisoft's international development community. We look forward to tapping into the exceptional talent in South America in order to continue our global expansion."

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Maurício Gomes
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That is REALLY cool o/ Especially because I am from Brazil, I will work at Ubi without even leaving my country, NIIIICEEE!

Arthur Protasio
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As a brazilian aspiring game designer/writer I take great pleasure in learning about this. Let us hope Ubisoft helps at flourishing the national games market and above all designs great games.

Brandon Sheffield
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This is very interesting indeed - but I do wonder if they bought a team, or formed a team, and what percentage of it is actually Brazilian developers, and what percentage French? The announcement itself is a bit vague.

Rafael Kuhnen
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Mostly brazilian, don't know exactly the percentage.

Rodrigo Brambilla
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Stone, I think that only time will tell us that.

Luis Guimaraes
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What Christine Burgess-Quemard said was that the first 20-person development team will start doing is work on casual games, but it's planned to make AAA games colaborating with Canada some years later... it was forgotten to be said: the 200-people is about the openning of more 2 studios in Rio de Janeiro and Florianópolis... I personally don't want to live in São Paulo, so I'm gonna wait for good news in the future... Off, Ubisoft is not my plan A...