KUALA LUMPUR, 8 November 2019 – The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia today announced that it is partnering with Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) to establish the global games powerhouse’s very first Southeast Asia studio in Malaysia in 2020. This announcement, made by Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, is strong recognition of Malaysia as the heart of the games industry in this region.
“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.”
Gobind Singh Deo, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia
Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (SIE WWS Malaysia) will provide art and animation services as part of SIE WWS activities, developing global exclusive titles for PlayStation® platforms.
“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, Sony Interactive Entertainment
“This establishment by SIE WWS is a key win for Malaysia and a testament to the nation’s efforts to attract strategic high-quality investments from international companies. Malaysia has all the right criteria to become the favoured investment location for international game developers.”
YB Datuk Darrel Leiking, Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia
Over the past 20 years, Malaysia has successfully built its local Digital Creative Content industry, creating 149 IP titles, generating RM7.6 billion revenue and export sales of 1.3 billion with a global reach to over 120 countries.