Ubisoft wants to add 900 staff within the next year

French firm targets expansion in Singapore, India and China with plans to take total studio headcount to 4,500
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As part of its yearly financial announcements today, Ubisoft has said it is continuing to ambitiously grow its studio operations with plans to add 900 new staff to its business in the next 12 months.

The French publisher, which owns 18 studios in 13 countries, said in an earnings call that it wanted to take its total headcount from around 3,600 to 4,500, Next-Gen reports.

Emphasis will be placed on growing its new studios in Singapore and India, plus its Chinese operations. The company has made a significant push into those regions, and the East overall, in recent months with new studios and acquisitions.

The publisher said its sales were up 43 per cent in the financial year covering 2007 to 2008.