RETROSPECTIVE OF A GREAT 2016
With the holiday season approaching, Virtuos ends 2016 on a high note! 2016 marks a new record of co-development releases for both consoles and PC. Titles such as Heavy Rain, Final Fantasy X and X.2 HD Remaster, Batman: Return to Arkham, and Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection represent a lineup we are proud to stand behind!
Virtuos Acquires Black Shamrock, Continues Global Growth Momentum with New Ireland Subsidiary
Shanghai – February 24, 2017 - Virtuos, a global leader in videogame content production, today announced it has acquired a controlling interest in Dublin-based independent game studio Black Shamrock. Founded in 2016, the studio of 15 employees is led by co-founder and Managing Director Olivier Masclef, formerly of Widescreen Games, with continued plans for expansion over the next two years. Black Shamrock will continue to operate as an independent studio focused on core gamer strategy and RPG titles for PC and consoles, while benefitting from the expanded business development and production resources available from Virtuos.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, first of the AAA console titles remastered by Virtuos releasing in 2017, reach an excellent 87% on Metacritic
Shanghai, China – September 10th 2017 We at Virtuos are proud to have had the opportunity to participate in the development of Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, providing a second life for the Playstation 2 classic on the Playstation 4 console. After over a decade in waiting, Final Fantasy XII has been re-released by SQUARE ENIX in July with a richer, freshly polished visual experience. The graphical renovating process introduced high definition textures, post filters and lighting improvements via Physically Based Rendering to the already stunning style of series entry.
Kinect Disneyland Adventures honored at AIAS awards
Several games contributed to by Virtuos were recognized by the AIAS at the 2012 Interactive Achievement Awards, including Kinect Disneyland Adventures which was nominated for Family Game of the Year.
WSJ Praises LeapPad Explorer’s Reading Apps, Developed by Virtuos
The LeapPad Explorer tablet is a personalized learning tablet designed for kids ages four and up, with downloadable apps and cartridge-based apps including games, interactive books and more. Virtuos developed a series of reading apps for this new platform that are receiving praise from Wall Street Journal columnist Katherine Boehret.
Virtuos selects Hansoft as backbone of “The Virtuos Experience” program
D.I.C.E Summit, Las Vegas – February 9, 2011 – Hansoft and Virtuos today announced that Virtuos, the offshore game development leader, has successfully implemented Hansoft project management and QA tool to nearly 600 production staff across 4 different locations. Virtuos development centers take responsibility for an ever-growing range of projects: from standalone projects involving a few specialists for a few months all the way to large multi-platform full game co-developments requiring thousands of man-months.
Sid Meier’s Pirates!™ Co-developed by Virtuos, Setting Sail for Wii™ This Autumn
New York, NY – August 25, 2010 – On October 5, 2010, cast ye gaze upon the horizon, pray to Poseidon for fair seas and set sail for Sid Meier’s Pirates!, an entertaining journey for adventurous treasure hunters unlike anything ever experienced before for on Wii™ system. The classic Sid Meier’s Pirates! has been adapted for the Wii by Virtuos, and is a swashbuckling adventure that allows aspiring buccaneers to earn their sea legs serving as captain of one of 27 fully customizable man-of-war ships while they explore the tropical 17th century Caribbean islands.
LUDIA AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCE FAMILY FEUD FOR PLAYSTATION®3 SYSTEM AVAILABLE NOW ON PLAYSTATION® NETWORK
MONTREAL, CANADA July 06, 2010 – Interactive entertainment company Ludia and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) today announced the availability of the Family Feud game for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system on the PlayStation®Network.
Virtuos partner :Allegorithmic Releases Substance Designer Texturing Tools
Shanghai – June 23, 2010 – Virtuos technology partner Allegorithmic announced today the release of their new set of cutting-edge Substance Designer texturing tools.
MotorStorm Arctic Edge, co-developed for Sony Playstation 2 by Virtuos
Shanghai, October 20, 2009 – Today marked the release date of MotorStorm Arctic Edge, the latest installment in the blockbuster MotorStorm franchise. MotorStorm Arctic Edge was co-developed for the PlayStation 2 by Virtuos and Bigbig Studios.
Command & Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars released
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars has shipped today on PC and will soon be followed by a highly expected Xbox360 version.
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 released on DS
Paris, November 16, 2007 – Asphalt: Urban GT 2, the sequel to one of the most successful racing games on DS has shipped in Europe and North-America today. Published by Gameloft and distributed by Ubisoft, Asphalt: Urban GT 2 was fully developed by Virtuos in its Shanghai studio. Asphalt: Urban GT 2 is an upgraded port from the high-end mobile version.
Virtuos jumps further in Xbox 360 generation
Gamesource, the European arm of Virtuos announced today that it has officially become an authorized Xbox 360 Developer.
Virtuos opens office in Paris, working on PSP
Virtuos has partnered with French game developer Gamesource to open an office in Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, Gamesource provides facilities and technical expertise to Virtuos which is represented in Europe by Gamesource CEO, Christophe Gandon.