VIRTUOS UPDATED STUDIES: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS A PRIORITY FOR GAME DESIGN INVESTMENT FOR COMING YEAR
New research from Virtuos’ upcoming Save Point Report surveying the games industry has found that Artificial Intelligence for game design and creation is the top investment priority for studios this year. The report was first published on the MCVUK.com by journalist Jennifer Allen.
Virtuos Contributes to Two Highest-Rated Games of 2013 to Date
We are delighted to announce that Virtuos has contributed to the two highest-rated games on Metacritic in 2013 to date – including one from the Virtuos Art Division, and one from the Virtuos Games Division.
Virtuos opens office in San Francisco
San Francisco, USA – June 4, 2013 – Virtuos announced that it has opened an office in San Francisco – the company’s second North American office. The expansion will allow Virtuos to better serve its clients in California and the US. Virtuos Vancouver will remain the North American regional headquarters.
Concept Artist Tyler West gives week-long training as Virtuos Shanghai adds new Concept Art Director
Virtuos was delighted to host one of the world’s leading concept artists, Tyler West, for an intensive week-long training session in its Shanghai production center. The training coincides with the addition of a new Virtuos Concept Art Director, Alexei Nechytaylo, who is also a seasoned professional in the industry.
Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux Speaks at the Autodesk AU2012 Conference
Mr. Langourieux speaks on the need for more content on more platforms in the next generation
Emmy-Winning R&D Director Christophe Archambault Rejoins Sparx*
Saigon, Vietnam – October 24, 2012 – Sparx is pleased to announce that Christophe Archambault has rejoined the Sparx team in Vietnam as R&D Director. Mr. Archambault was one of the cofounders of Sparx studio in 1995, and won an Emmy Award for his work on the pioneering Sparx animated series Rolie Polie Olie.
Virtuos Celebrates Eight Years and 1000 Virtuosi
Virtuos is proud to announce that it has reached the 1,000-staff milestone across its seven worldwide locations. This milestone is significant as the company faces sustained demand for next-gen games, online and mobile games as well as CG animation.
Virtuos opens new development center in China
Virtuos announced that it has opened its fourth production center in the Chinese city of Xian. The expansion will give Virtuos a larger pool of resources to address growing demand from clients and place Virtuos near the 1000-staff milestone. With outsourcing becoming mainstream in the games industry and demand fueled by larger projects coming from the US, Japan, Korea and China, this move is aimed at ensuring that the company can serve its clients in producing more content for more platforms.
Industry Veteran Production Director Frederick Lissau Joins Virtuos company Sparx
Saigon, Vietnam – February 28, 2012 – Sparx has added industry veteran Frederick Lissau to its growing Vietnam Studio. Frederick brings more than 15 years of animation production experience with companies including Disney Animation, DreamWorks Animation, Sony Imageworks, Universal Studios and SCEA. He joins Sparx as Director of Production.
Virtuos team nominated for VFX award for garage models in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Virtuos team members have been nominated by the Visual Effects Society at their 10th Annual VES Awards. The VES awards recognize the most outstanding visual effects of the year.
Gamestar co-founder Frank Feng joins Virtuos Academy
Virtuos is pleased to announce that the China game-industry veteran Frank Feng (Feng Yu Hui) has joined the company as General Manager of Virtuos Academy. (www.virtuosacademy.com)
Virtuos Expands Cinematics Services, Hiring New Cinematics Director
Sparx, a Virtuos company has added the experienced Cinematics Director Miguel Angel Martin to its growing animation and cinematics teams. Miguel has more than 20 years of experience as a director and nearly a decade of experience with digital cinematics.
Virtuos acquires Sparx* 3D animation studio
Virtuos today announced that it has acquired the assets and core team of VFX and animation company Sparx*, reopening the company’s Vietnam studio. This deal allows Virtuos to further expand and to consolidate its services offering to clients in the movie industry under the Sparx brand.