In your out-of-left field news for the day, prolific video game publisher Ubisoft has announced it’s intentions to open an amusement park, set to open in Kuala Lampur, Malysia in 2020. Containing attractions based on the company’s most popular franchises, the park is being built in collaboration with RSG, a Malaysian developer, and will feature attractions based on the storied publisher’s considerable video game catalogue.
The park is actually being produced by Ubisoft’s film division, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, a relatively recent addition to the company formed in January 2011, that is set to release it’s first feature film effort next year. The film, an adaptation of Ubisoft’s incredibly succesful Assassin’s Creed franchise, stars Academy Award nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and will premiere on December 21, 2016. The studio is also behind the Nickelodeon animated series Rabbids Invasion, which recently recieved a third season pickup and is based on the Raving Rabbids series of children’s video games.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures senior vice president Jean de Rivieres said of the theme park “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 … 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.”
While no specific properties were confirmed to make an appearance, Ubisoft has a large amount of big releases under it’s belt, including the Assassin’s Creed franchise, the Far Cry series, the Just Dance games and multiple series inspired by the works of noted author Tom Clancy. The theme park, which will be an indoor complex spanning 10,000 square meters, will be owned and operated by RSG but Ubisoft will retain creative control over the rides.