Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia has announced their first Southeast Asian studio based in Malaysia, opening in 2020. A name hasn’t been set yet, but it’s likely to be named Malaysian Studio since Sony likes its town/country names; London Studio, Bend Studio, Japan Studio, Santa Monica Studio, San Diego Studio.

This new Worldwide Studio will be focused on art and animation, similarly to other Worldwide Studio Visual Arts. This will greatly increase the speed of development between Sony’s projects as it’ll take less time to make assets and character movements since the main development team can focus on other things.

Now, there’s no word on if this studio will make their own original game or if they’ll forever be a support studio, that will have to be determined at a later date in time.

Impressive talent, a vibrant game ecosystem, and support from the government are key reasons why we have decided to take our partnership with Malaysia to the next level.

Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

With this establishment, Malaysia will be working closely with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios to create more opportunities for the local and regional games industry. Together, we will work to uplift creative talents in Malaysia and even establish a partnership with our local educational partners. This is to ensure that accelerated growth of the industry in our country will be supported.

YB Gobind Singh Deo, the Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia

Malaysia has all the right criteria to become the favored investment location for international game developers. Our thriving games ecosystem and world-class talent have attracted over 60 game development studios from all over the world and we look forward to more in the future.

YB Datuk Darrel Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia

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