VIRTUOS SUPPORTED RESPAWN ENTERTAINMENT ON GAMEPLAY, LEVEL DESIGN AND ART FOR STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER
Respawn Entertainment has released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, 2019. Virtuos was honored to be heavily involved in the gameplay, level design and art production for this title.
INTERVIEW: XAVIER ROZÉ AND PAUL LOUMOUAMOU ON CO-ENGINEERING ASSASSIN'S CREED® LIBERATION REMASTERED
Technical director Xavier ROZÉ and Game Producer Paul Loumouamou talk about their exciting and challenging co-engineering project — Assassin's Creed® Liberation Remastered.
Building a High Quality Procedural Effects Pipeline
Virtuos first began using Houdini to animate scenes in TV series, often in tandem with 3D rendering programs such as Maya or Mental Ray. This time the team applied procedural generation tool in Houdini on the long-awaited remaster of a true RTS classic, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.
Heavy Rain releases on PS4 with HD Upgrade by Virtuos
Shanghai, China – 24th March 2016 – Virtuos is proud to announce our first co-development project of 2016: Quantic Dream's title Heavy Rain HD on PS4. Virtuos fully remastered the 2010 PS3 version of Heavy Rain, providing a second life for the title on PS4. This process involved upgrading all visuals, taking the pipeline and engine from 32-bit to 64-bit, and adding PS4 exclusive features such as PLAYGO & Share. This is our second co-developed PS4 title after Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD and another important milestone in Virtuos’ flourishing co-development track record. Originally released on PlayStation 3 in February of 2010, Heavy Rain was an interactive drama action-adventure game developed by Quantic Dream. It has come to be known as a “film noir thriller”, featuring four diverse protagonists. Each are uniquely involved in the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims.
Virtuos’ Contributes to Star Wars: The force Awakens
Shanghai, China – February 18th 2016 Virtuos proudly announces support of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In 2014 & 2015, our Sparx studio had the opportunity to work on the highly anticipated blockbuster Star Wars: The Force awakens. The team contributed to the production of 25 Characters including fan favorites C3PO, Han Solo and Rey. They also contributed to 10 Vehicles including Rey’s speeder, along with numerous props featured in key moments throughout the film. The Force Awakens is the seventh installment in the main Star Wars film series and is set about 30 years after Return of the Jedi (1983). The movie follows Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron's fight with the Resistance, led by veterans of the Rebel Alliance, against Kylo Ren and the First Order, which attempts to rule the galaxy. As of today, the blockbuster movie has now made $1.9 Billion, and overtook the film Avatar’s previous record as the biggest-grossing film of all time domestically (USA). Virtuos is proud to celebrate 10 years of collaboration with the Lucas Group and ILM with such a landmark film. About Virtuos Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios. For more information, please refer to: www.virtuosgames.com; Twitter @virtuosgames
Retrospective of a great 2015
Shanghai, China – December 18th 2015 –With 2015 coming to a close, Virtuos is ending the year on a high note! Looking at our 2015 co-development track record, we have set new high standards of quality in shipping Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD on PS4 . This Japanese RPG scored an impressive 87% on Metacritic, which places it at the very top of the list of all time high scores obtained for an HD remaster.
Virtuos, World largest user of Allegorithmic ‘s 3D painting software, Substance Painter.
Shanghai, China – November 27th 2015 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that Virtuos Group is now the world's largest user of Substance Painter, Allegorithmic’s renowned 3D painting software. As part of the partnership between the two companies Virtuos has also successfully produced part of official Substance Database. We began the process 3 years ago by creating a series of internal certificates (such as “Introduction to G4 Shader”) to help structure and facilitate the training of our artists. To aid the transition to PBR, Virtuos deployed the use of Substance Painter on a massive, company wide scale. With this, we ensured that our artists and teams would be ready and armed with the best and most up-to-date training available. As such, we are now able to actively respond to our clients’ needs in the most efficient way possible. To date, Virtuos continues to train artists on other PBR compliant tools to adapt to any existing pipelines.
Fairy Fantasy releases on AppStore and Android
Shanghai, China – August 21 2015 Virtuos proudly announces the release in China of Fairy Fantasy. Fully developed by Virtuos based on a NetEase IP and publish by the later , this RPG card Game has released on AppStore and Android.
VIRTUOS CONTRIBUTES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE JURASSIC PARK SERIES: JURASSIC WORLD
Shanghai, China – July 10th 2015 Virtuos proudly announces that the team had the opportunity to work on the blockbuster Jurassic World. Virtuos team has produced 16 characters as well as numerous vehicles, props and environments.
Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters with 3D Art from Virtuos
Shanghai, China – 22th May 2015 – Virtuos is excited to have had the opportunity to work on yet another superhero classic motion picture in partnership with ILM. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, of which Virtuos also contributed to. Our art team produced several unique superhero vehicles along with digital doubles for the Avengers Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch. Set in the Eastern European country of Sokovia, Earths mightiest superheroes band together to do battle with Ultron, a technological android enemy who believes he must destroy the human race in order to save Earth. A hair-raising global adventure unfolds as the Avengers encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers (Pietro and Wanda Maximoff) and attempt to stop Ultron from enacting his plan of human extinction. Avengers: Age of Ultron was directed by Joss Whedon and features a multitude of A-list Hollywood stars such as Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury) and James Spader (Ultron). The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Tops $1 Billion Box Office Mark In 24 Days After Debut This is an epic sequel that is not to be missed! About Virtuos Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios. For more information, please refer to: www.virtuosgames.com; Twitter @virtuosgames
Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD release on PS4 with remastering by Virtuos with an 87% Metacritic score.
Shanghai, China – 18th May 2015 – Virtuos is proud to announce the release of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS4. Created and published by Square Enix, the HD versions of the titles were remastered by Virtuos. Final Fantasy X /X-2 HD has been adapted from PS3 to PS4 by Virtuos team. This is the first PS4 title for Virtuos co-development team track record and another important milestone for the team who previously successfully adapted the AAA title from PS2 to Vita and PS3. The key features of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS4 are as follow: ‘’Brand New to PS4 - Take advantage of the PS4’s native features to share your journey across Spira like never before. Transfer your save and continue your progress across your PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and PlayStation® VITA systems. FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD Remaster is available wherever you play. (PS3 and VITA versions sold separately.) New 30 Minute Audio Drama – Intact from the PS3 version, players can listen to the events that occur after FINAL FANTASY X-2, narrated by their favorite characters and accessible from the title screen at any time. Gorgeous High-Definition Graphics – In addition to the visual upgrades that the main character models, textures, and backgrounds received for the PS3 version, more NPCs and monsters join their carefully reworked counterparts. High-Definition Audio - Play FINAL FANTASY X with the beautifully remastered soundtrack or, new to the PS4 version, switch back to the original classic tracks.’’* About Virtuos Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has locations in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employees representing 15 nationalities. Virtuos’ clients include 15 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide as well as renowned independent studios. For more information, please refer to: www.virtuosgames.com; Twitter @virtuosgames *Source: Square Enix Online store. https://store.na.square-enix.com/product/282151/final-fantasy-xx-2-hd-remaster-limited-edition-ps4
2K releases XCOM: Enemy Within on iOS, Android, and Fire OS Thanks to Support from Virtuos
Shanghai, China – December 1st 2014 – Virtuos is proud to have had the opportunity to port XCOM: Enemy Within to iOS, Android, and Fire OS for Firaxis with support from 2K China. The port of XCOM: Enemy Within from console/PC to iOS, Android, and Fire OS signifies another notable milestone in Virtuos’ Co-development track record. The mobile adaptation has achieved a Metacritic score of 93, ranking it among the most well received ports to mobile platforms to date. Enemy Within features the core gameplay of the original XCOM: Enemy Unknown, plus more exciting content such as: • New Soldier Abilities • New Weapons and Equipment • New Enemy Threats • New Strategic Resources • New Story Elements • New Multiplayer maps, units, and abilities Last year Virtuos successfully provided porting support for XCOM: Enemy Unknown from console/PC to iOS, which went on to post a 91 point cumulative score on Metacritic (including 100% “Positive” marks), win the 2013 Golden Joystick Award for “Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year”, and was runner up for Apple’s “Best Game of 2013” on iTunes. “Providing consumers with a true triple-A game experience via a mobile or portable device is not an easy feat, but the launch of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mobile has shown it is possible,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Now, with the launch of XCOM: Enemy Within, 2K is able to showcase our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality, core gaming experiences for our fans on whatever platform they play on.”
Virtuos handled the license update on iOS and Port the game to Android platform with a complete refresh of the 3D assets and refresh of the User Interface.
Shanghai, China – November 13 ,2014 –Virtuos is proud to announce that NHL® 2K, has arrived on mobile devices as a premium game for $7.99. Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Studio, in partnership with Virtuos, NHL 2K delivers a complete and portable All-Star NHL experience for hockey fans on iOS and Android devices.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is rekindled with Virtuos' help
Shanghai, China – September 10th 2014 –Virtuos proudly announces that the team had the opportunity to work on the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After 11 years on hiatus, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have returned to the big screen in their first live-action picture since 1993 as the stars of one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster films, TMNT. The film brings the Ninja Turtles back into the spotlight and introduces to them to a whole new generation of kids and teenagers worldwide.
Virtuos contribues to Transformers: Age of Extinction
Shanghai, China – July 15th 2014 –Virtuos is proud and happy to announce that our artists have contributed to Transformers: Age of Extinction by creating 3D art for the ILM team. Virtuos team has produced several of the transformable cars, dinosaurs and robotic animals in many of the key scenes of Transformers.