If you clicked this article aiming to look for what lucky American city will be graced with an official Ubisoft theme park, I have some bad news, because this Ubisoft theme park will be located in Malaysia. Thankfully we still have the Nintendo/Universal Studios co-created Nintendo Land coming.
The Ubisoft theme park is slated for an opening date somewhere in 2020 and will be located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and will be co-created by RSG. The theme park will consist of multiple rides, shows, and attractions located inside a 10,000 sq-ft. indoor complex.
Senior Vice President of Ubisoft Motion Picture, Jean de Rivières, said:
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.
In recent years Ubisoft has started edging out EA as the most hated video game company, so this theme park could be a way to boost the company’s image in the minds of the public. Or, it could just be Ubisoft’s way of making more money. It’s 50/50 really.
Although there aren’t any specifics on which Ubisoft games we will be seeing come to life in this 2020 Malaysia theme park, it’s almost for certain that Assassin’s Creed will have its very own parkour-style obstacle course similar to the one seen at last year’s Comic Con San Diego. Another highly likely ride or attraction will be Rabbids being that Ubisoft and RSG have already worked together in the past to create a Rabbids themed amusement ride.
Other IPs that, although not confirmed, might see their very own ride/attraction/show are Watch Dogs, Zombi, Far Cry, The Crew, and Just Dance.
However, I wouldn’t want to get your hopes up by assuming the aforementioned IPs would get their very own ride/attraction/show. For all we know, the Ubisoft theme park is going to consist of half-working Assassin’s Creed rides and obstacle courses that get replaced yearly with a similarly functioning ride and obstacle course