Managing Diretor
Ubisoft Chengdu

Richard Tsao is currently Managing Director of Ubisoft Chengdu, located in Sichuan, China. Established in September 2007, the Western China studio currently employs 180 employees focused on creating online games for Asian and Western markets. The studio's most successful games shipped to date include The Smurfs & Co. for social networks Facebook and Mixi, and the downloadable title Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game for Xbox 360 and PS3.

Richard's career in games development began at Microsoft, where he helped to ship games such as Dungeon Siege and Mech Warrior 4. He then moved to Crytek, shipping Far Cry and managing pre-production for Crysis before coming to Ubisoft Shanghai where he was responsible for projects including Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 for the PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system. Before video games, Richard gathered a decade of development experience as a technical project manager and programmer for various client/server software projects, including deploying the first online billing system for MSN.