announced the acquisition of an India-based development studio of Gameloft, the mobile game company. The deal represents another step in Ubisoft's plan to ramp up their presence in Asia, following the establishment of a new studio in Singapore.
The two-year-old studio is located in Pune, in the west of India. Currently staffing 120 developers and testers, Ubisoft plans to balloon its size up to over 500, with a more modest goal of 200 employees by the year's end. Gameloft has a close relationship with Ubisoft, having developed mobile versions of a number of Ubisoft properties over the years, including Rainbow Six and Prince of Persia.