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    Ubisoft Film Division to Launch Theme Park in Malaysia

    http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ub...ia-1201587242/

    French videogame publisher could turn titles including 'Assassin's Creed' into games

    The film division of vidgame publisher Ubisoft has designs beyond the big screen. The motion picture unit of the Paris-based company announced plans Monday to launch an Ubisoft-focused theme park in Malaysia. The park is scheduled to open in 2020.
    “Together we are creating a place where every guest is a player, every ride is a playground, every visit is a game,” said Jean de Rivières, senior vice president, Ubisoft Motion Pictures.

    The announcement stopped short of specifically declaring which of the publisher’s many franchises would be incorporated into rides and shows. It’s not hard to imagine, though, that the park will incorporate the “Rabbids” IP, which is already a television show on Nickelodeon (and recently received a renewal order).

    And 2016 will see the release of an “Assassin’s Creed” film starring Michael Fassbender. That franchise is Ubisoft’s most valuable, making a theme park experience likely as well.

    Other contenders include “Just Dance” and several based on Tom Clancy-themed games like “Rainbow Six” and “Splinter Cell.”
    The company plans to work with RSG, a Malaysian developer that specializes in theme parks. Among RSG’s current projects is MAPS – the Movie Animation Park Studios – a park that will incorporate attractions from DreamWorks, The Smurfs and other well known animated projects.

    This isn’t Ubisoft’s first foray into the world of theme parks. Ubisoft Motion Pictures worked with France’s Futuroscope in 2014 to create a 3D dark ride based on the “Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time” game.

    Ubisoft’s venture comes just four months after Nintendo announced a partnership with Universal Parks and Resorts, bringing the video game company’s collection of characters, including Mario, Donkey Kong and Zelda, to the popular resorts in the form of Nintendo-themed rides and character appearances.

    http://blog.ubi.com/ubisoft-announce...k-in-malaysia/

    Ubisoft Announces Plans for Next-Generation Theme Park in Malaysia

    Have you ever played one of Ubisoft’s games and thought, “This is fun and all, but I’d really like to experience it as a theme park ride”? Good news! That wish will soon become reality, now that Ubisoft’s announced plans for a next-generation theme park. Slated to open in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 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.

    “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,” says Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is leading the project. Having previously produced an award-winning Rabbids dark ride for the Futuroscope theme park in France, Ubisoft Motion Pictures is creating the new park together with Malaysian theme-park developer RSG. RSG will own and operate the park, while Ubisoft will maintain creative control over the attractions.

    Few specifics have been revealed about upcoming attractions, but “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,” says Rivières.

    “Malaysia is the second-most-visited country in Asia” Rivières adds, citing a 2014 report by the World Tourism Organization. “There is room for multiple projects to take root in the region and a growing middle class with an increasing income and appetite for entertainment.”
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    Will there be a "Leap of faith" attraction?
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    "Finally, an Asian setting! Oh, wait..."

    Shame, one of the few occasions that a European location would have been most welcome.
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    Originally Posted by Sorrosyss Go to original post
    "Finally, an Asian setting! Oh, wait..."
    LOL

    Came here to post this but Loco was faster. It sounds so bizarre I had to check the article wasn't posted on April 1st.
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    Right, I think Yves had a bit too much to drink at a conference...
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    Ubisoft Announces Plans for Next-Generation Theme Park in Malaysia

    Have you ever played one of Ubisoft’s games and thought, “This is fun and all, but I’d really like to experience it as a theme park ride”? Good news! That wish will soon become reality, now that Ubisoft’s announced plans for a next-generation theme park. Slated to open in 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 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.

    “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,” says Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is leading the project. Having previously produced an award-winning Rabbids dark ride for the Futuroscope theme park in France, Ubisoft Motion Pictures is creating the new park together with Malaysian theme-park developer RSG. RSG will own and operate the park, while Ubisoft will maintain creative control over the attractions.

    Few specifics have been revealed about upcoming attractions, but “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,” says Rivières.

    “Malaysia is the second-most-visited country in Asia” Rivières adds, citing a 2014 report by the World Tourism Organization. “There is room for multiple projects to take root in the region and a growing middle class with an increasing income and appetite for entertainment.”
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    Originally Posted by Locopells Go to original post
    Have you ever played one of Ubisoft's games and thought, "This is fun and all, but I'd really like to experience it as a theme park ride"?
    No. I cannot imagine anyone has ever thought that. Ever. :P
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    No. I cannot imagine anyone has ever thought that. Ever. :P
    Even Nintendo has never made a Mario Park and that's about the only gaming IP you can justify building a theme park around.

    Gotta say this venture just smacks of corruption and scam as much of Ubisoft's recent productions does.

    Originally Posted by Locopells Go to original post
    “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,” says Jean de Rivières, senior vice president of Ubisoft Motion Pictures, which is leading the project.
    There already exists such a game and its free and online all the time. Its called real-life. People go to theme parks because they have kids and want to relax and have fun, they don't go there to "become 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,” says Rivières.
    Among meaningless marketing expospeak that is some kind of record.
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    WHAT??? I have to go all the way to Malaysia, just to ride the 'leap o' faith' with a 100m 90º drop

    Sorry, but I have never thought, "This is fun and all, but I'd really like to experience it as a theme park ride".

    Lol if this actually happens...
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    Lolol ubisoft really needs to make money, I wonder what happened for them t do this.... Or is it just greed?


    Its greed....
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