Ubisoft to open Kuala Lumpur theme park

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  • Monday, 07 Sep 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: Video game studio Ubisoft will be the lead attraction in Malaysia's upcoming video game theme park, which will be built right in town.

The French company - best known for its franchises like Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, and Rayman - will be partnering with R. Segari Group (RSG) Sdn Bhd to bring its games from the computer out to a 10,000 sq meter development.

RSG's chairman Ramelle Ramli, whose company co-developed the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Perak, said this theme park would feature virtual reality gaming experiences, rides, attractions and shows. 

He added that unlike the outdoor MAPS, the Ubisoft theme park would be fully indoors.

"Ubisoft will be our anchor tenant, but we have other non-game brands," said Ramelle, though he declined to reveal the other brands.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures senior vice president Jean de Rivières said the company's biggest titles like Assassin's Creed or Far Cry would likely be used in the park.

"But the spirit is to have a blank page, so we can choose the best titles for this next generation park" he said, adding that the final list of intellectual properties had not been confirmed, with the companies entering discussions eight-months ago.

Ramelle said the park was expected to start construction in 2017 and be completed by 2020. 

Asked if another park could over saturate the market - which targets 80% local visitors and 20% foreign - he said it would complement Malaysia's other theme parks,

Ramelle added that this would give the country one of the largest clusters of theme parks outside of the United States or Europe.

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