Ubisoft is creating its own theme park

By Shawn Knight
Sep 8, 2015
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  1. One way to gauge the popularity or success of a video game franchise is by sheer sales figures. True cultural icons may find their way to the silver screen but what Ubisoft is planning is unlike anything we’ve seen to date.

    The popular video game publisher best known for the Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed series has announced plans to open its very own theme park.

    Slated to open in 2020, the 10,000-square-meter indoor theme park will feature complex rides, shows and other attractions based on the publisher’s various games and characters. The project is being led by Ubisoft Motion Pictures with help from Malaysian theme park developer RSG.

    Ubisoft notes that RSG will own and operate the park while the publisher will maintain creative control over its attractions.

    Jean de Rivieres, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, said his company’s intentions are to immerse people in reactive worlds where they can interact with each other and become the heroes of life-sized games.

    Why Malaysia?

    As Rivieres points out, it’s the second most visited country in Asia. Furthermore, there’s room for multiple projects in the region that’ll be fueled by a growing middle class with an increasing income and an appetite for entertainment.

    Ubisoft also has an Assassin’s Creed movie in the works. The lead role in that film will be played by Michael Fassbender, the same actor that’ll portray Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic from Aaron Sorkin.

    No word yet on what the park will be called.

    Image courtesy Andos_pics, Flickr

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,339   +1,938

    Before wasting money and building theme parks they should first learn how to release a game on PC properly. If they did they might make even more money and make an even better theme park..
    Hexic and stewi0001 like this.
  3. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 299   +152

    LOL, virtual entertainment is one thing, but technical glitches and bugs in a theme park can kill someone.
    mantissteam and ikesmasher like this.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,372   +2,164

    What happens when the upper segment of loop fails to load on the rollercoaster?
    Hexic and ikesmasher like this.
  5. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,828   +880

    It will come already split into sections that you will have to pay extra to access after the initial admission price
    Hexic and ikesmasher like this.
  6. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 299   +152

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  7. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 818   +385

    I can just see the panel sitting there and deciding what to do with all the money they stole..err.. earned:
    "We have all this money now, I think we should pay the devs and do a better job a releasing quality games."
    to which the Chairman replies,
    "You're fired!
    any other suggestions?"
    another says,
    "We should squander it on a theme park no one will ever visit."
    "Excellent idea!"
    ikesmasher likes this.
  8. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    The new theme park is said to have DRM in place on it's tickets to prevent unauthorized access. Unfortunately, it's only enforced on people with tickets, so it rejects about 10% of the paying public. Meanwhile, several hundred people have entered through side access via a pirate ship, bypassing the ticket system, and have unfettered access to the park.
    Hexic, ikesmasher and stewi0001 like this.
  9. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,140   +481

    Besides all of the obvious stuff pointed out by others(I'm still laughing), would any of the attractions even be in English?
    ikesmasher likes this.
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,526   +829

    I expected everything in this comments section yet I'm still laughing. 10/10
    noel24 likes this.
  11. noel24

    noel24 TS Maniac Posts: 299   +152

    Of course:
    Those underaged will be shouting at You in English: Wel beiby, Me so hony, Me luv You lon taim, You paaty?
  12. Hexic

    Hexic TS Addict Posts: 272   +127

    Most entertaining thread I've seen on Techspot to date. Well played, gentlemen!
  13. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Guru Posts: 372   +78

    Will I have to climb to the roof of the theme park to reveal the surround rides within a 50m radius? Do you think they will call them puzzles and give you access to unlock some free bubble-gum at the nearest food kiosk?

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