Assassin's Creed developer building theme park in Malaysia
Soon, gamers will have a good reason to go outside and play.
French video game developer Ubisoft has announced plans to open a next generation theme park just across the causeway in 2020.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures, the film and television division of Ubisoft, will have creative control over the 10,000-square-metre indoor park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while Malaysia-based theme park developer RSG will own and oversee park operations.
According to a post on Ubisoft's official blog, the video game theme park will boast a range of shows, attractions and rides based on the company's most popular creations including the Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, Prince of Persia, Rabbids and Rayman games.
It remains to be seen which game worlds and characters will make the final cut as Ubisoft and RSG have yet to shortlist the intellectual properties they wish to turn into attractions.
"But the spirit is to have a blank page, so we can choose the best titles for this next generation park," said Ubisoft Motion Pictures' senior vice president, Mr Jean de Rivières.
Mr Rivières, who will head Ubisoft's latest venture, said that the company hopes to provide park-goers with a unique experience in a huge, immersive game world.
He said: “Ubisoft’s intention for this park is to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of their own life-sized game.”
Given that the Assassin's Creed film starring Michael Fassbender is expected to do better than other game related films, it would be safe to expect some form of running and leaping along towers.
Sources: The Star Online, Ubiblog, Eurogamer.net
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