KUALA LUMPUR: Game developer Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios is setting up a centre in Malaysia to produce art and animation for upcoming Playstation exclusive titles.
The studio, to be opened in 2020, is in partnership with Ministry of Communications and Multimedia.
"With this establishment, Malaysia will be working closely with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios to create more opportunities for the local and regional games industry," minister Gobind Singh Deo said in a statement today.
"Together, we will work to uplift creative talents in Malaysia and even establish a partnership with our local educational partners," he said.
Over the past 20 years, Malaysia has successfully built its local digital creative content industry, creating 149 IP titles, generating RM7.6bil revenue and export sales of RM1.3bil with a global reach to over 120 countries.
“Impressive talent, a vibrant game ecosystem, and support from the government are key reasons why we have decided to take our partnership with Malaysia to the next level,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment said.