Ubisoft, the major development studio behind various popular franchises such as "Assassin's Creed," "Far Cry" and "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six," has confirmed that it is planning to construct a theme park in Malaysia.
According to executives from the studio, the park will be interactive and will be inspired by the company's long list of developed games.
For the project, Ubisoft has teamed up with Malaysian company RSG Group. The firm is known for collaborating with other major companies for the construction of theme parks.
In 2014, RSG Group partnered with Dreamworks for the development of another theme park in Malaysia, IGN reported.
According to Jean de Rivieres, the senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the company's theme park will feature all of the 15 game franchises owned by the studio. Aside from featuring rides and video games, Ubisoft and RSG Group's park will also offer guests various activities that they can engage and interact with.
"Together we are creating a place where every guest is a player, every ride is a playground, every visit is a game," the executive said according to Gamespot. "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."
The park will be indoors and will have a size of 10,000 square meters. It will be situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Regarding its location, Ubisoft and RSG Group stated that they decided to build the theme park in Malaysia due to its growing reputation as one of South East Asia's growing reputation. Also, with a new attraction, the partners will be able to help the region catch the attention of more international tourists.
Although South East Asia already has various similarly themed destination spots, such as Singapore's Universal Studios and the Legoland in Johor, Malaysia, Rivieres believes there is still enough room in the region for another park.
"There is enough room for multiple projects to take root in the region and a growing middle class with an increasing income and appetite for entertainment," he said in a press release according to the Ubisoft Blog.
Construction of the theme park is scheduled to begin sometime in 2016 and early 2017 with a targeted opening date in 2020, Kotaku has learned. Ubisoft or RSG Group has not yet announced the official name of the upcoming theme park.