One of the biggest video game companies is making it to headlines once more but for a whole different reason. This time, Ubisoft revives its plans to put up an indoor theme park and some say the company will push through with the project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Reports say that Ubisoft's plans of producing a theme park is motivated by the company's endeavor to expand their franchise outside the world of gaming. GameSpot noted that this plan was earlier manifested by the company's move to make a film based on one of their most successful game franchises - "Assassin's Creed."
Ubisoft is reportedly collaborating with IMG Worlds of Adventure, an established, well-known indoor amusement park in Dubai. IMG Worlds is planning to expand and create the IMG Worlds of Legends where Ubisoft is included.
IMG told UAE-based publication 'The National' that alongside Ubisoft, they are also working with Viacom and Mattel to create attractions based on "SpongeBob SquarePants," "Dora The Explorer," "Power Rangers," "Barbie," "Pokemon," and "Dragon Ball Z."
The IMG Worlds of Legend will be connected to the 1.5 million-square foot IMG Worlds of Adventure. The amusement park franchise plans to open the new attractions in 2020.
It can be recalled that last year, Ubisoft also announced its plans of opening a theme park in Malaysia. In a statement published last November 2015, Ubisoft said that they are going to open a next-generation indoor amusement park in Kuala Lumpur in 2020 as well.
"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," the statement added.
Ubisoft Motion Pictures senior vice president Jean de Rivières added: "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."