Ubisoft announced today that they would be opening a brand, new studio in Stockholm, Sweden. In order to ensure high quality of leadership, the studio hired former DICE manager Patrick Bach, who spent 15 years with the studio.
Bach was excited about the new position, and commented on his position by saying:
“When talking to Ubisoft about values and goals I noticed that we shared a lot of thinking, especially when it came to the creative and practical process of making games. I feel like I will be able to use my potential in a new and different way in the Ubisoft family.”
The new studio will work with Massive in a collaborative effort on their new Avatar game. Anyone looking for a position can apply, as the studio wants to hire up to 100 people in the next two years. The game does not currently have a release date, but is set to launch around the time of the film in 2020. No word yet on whether or not Ubisoft will makes games for all four of the Avatar sequels, and we also do not know what type of game this will be.
It’s still very early on in the development phase, and no information is expected any time soon. Let us know what you think below, and we’ll keep you updated with information as soon as we hear it.