Ubisoft's Next Big Project is... A Theme Park

By Ian Dransfield on at

Ubisoft aims to open a theme park based on its gaming franchises - Rayman: The Rollercoaster, Assassin's Creed: The Spooky Ghost Train and... umm... RUSE: The Teacup Ride have not yet been confirmed.

As the Ubi blog says: "The park will be a 10,000-square-meter indoor complex featuring rides, shows and other attractions, all built around Ubisoft’s games and characters."

It's set to open in space year 2020, and is located just down the road from my house in... Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Alright, so it's not exactly a short bus ride away, but what can you do. I mean, we've already got Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, we're pretty set for theme parks.

The project is being headed up by Ubisoft Motion Pictures, seemingly because somebody thought 'motion pictures' are those photos taken of your terrified face on a rollercoaster. This wing of the company does have previous, though, creating the Rabbids Dark Ride hosted in the French theme park Futuroscope.

Ubi Motion Pictures is working alongside RSG, a Malay theme park developer. RSG will own and operate the park, while Ubi will maintain creative control. So at least everything will be on-brand.

"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,” Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said. “Ubisoft will produce all digital media for the rides, and help design guests’ journey into the park to ensure the visitors’ experience is at its best,”

Sounds like a thing that will exist, then. I don't know, it sounds like the kind of thing I would have no interest in, but you might. Anybody buying their ticket to Malaysia off the back of this? Should be able to get a good deal if you don't have to fly til 2020.