Ubisoft, one of the world's largest video game publishers, announced the opening of a new studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. Alexandru-Ion Radu, recently named director of recruitment and training at Ubisoft's Romania studio, has been appointed manager of the new studio, reporting directly to SÃ©bastien Delen, managing director of Ubisoft Romania. The studio opens its doors today with 21 team members and plans to hire 40 additional employees by the end of 2006.
The professionalism and talent of this core team persuaded Ubisoft to establish a studio in Sofia, where the superior high-tech education in the area means an exciting talent pool. The new team will immediately begin work on development of several titles, including the PC version of Rayman Raving Rabbids, under the artistic direction of its creator Michel Ancel and a console version of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 3 Dimensions of Murder.
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