Virtuos worked on 6 out of the top 10 best selling 2015 console games
Shanghai, China – January 15th 2016 – Virtuos is happy to announce that our Art team worked on 6 out of the top 10 selling console games of 2015! The lineup of Virtuos-contributed games included Batman: Arkham Knight, Fifa 16, Halo 5, Uncharted Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection , Black Ops 3 and Metal Gear Solid V. These games coming from major different publishers represent the variety of our clients. . We are all, at Virtuos, proud to have contributed to these AAA titles! 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
UNCHARTED 4 RELEASES WITH 3D ART FROM VIRTUOS
Shanghai, China, 16th May 2016 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that we had the opportunity to contribute to Uncharted 4: A thief’s end the latest installment of the legendary franchise. Virtuos supported Naughty Dog by producing clothings for more than 30 characters including the main protagonist Drake, as well as numerous vehicles and environments. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes Sam and Drake through jungle islands, urban cities and snow-capped peaks in the search for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure. We are very proud to continue this successful collaboration and long standing partnership with Naughty Dog.
FINAL FANTASY XII: THE ZODIAC AGE ANNOUNCED FOR PS4
Shanghai, China –September 30, 2016 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that we took a direct part in fully renovating Square Enix 2006 PS2 version of Final Fantasy XII, providing a second life for the title on PS4. For the renovation process visuals have been upgraded with high definition textures, post filters and lighting improvement via Current Generation Rendering Hybrid. Improvements of gameplay experience have been made with new features such as the turbo function, the auto save system and the decrease of loading time.
Carbon Warfare Launches on IOS and Android!
Shanghai. - November 17, 2016 - Gamesource, the Virtuos-group game development studio behind XCOM: Enemy Unknown and XCOM: Enemy Within mobile versions, today launched Carbon Warfare, a new shockingly realistic strategy simulation title. Carbon Warfare lets players experience the lethal consequences of global warming arising from excess investment in carbon-fueled industries. It’s up to players to find the optimal winning combination of industries and ecological disasters that will ultimately lead to the destruction of Earth, before positive forces, their opponent in the game, can find the solutions to carbon emissions.
Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection releases graphically enhanced and with improved effects from Virtuos
Shanghai, China - November 17, 2016 - Virtuos, a worldwide leader in videogame content production, announced its partnership with Ubisoft Montreal for the portage of Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection out today. Available for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, Assassin’s Creed® The Ezio Collection offers fans single-player campaigns and single-player add-ons for Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Additionally, this three-title bundle includes the complete Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers short films, giving a clearer glimpse into the background of the dashing yet dangerous Ezio Auditore da Firenze, from beginning to end.
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 speaks at DDEV2014 on best practices for distributed game development
Virtuos speaks at DDEV2014 Webinar on Distributed and Remote Development organized by Karelia University. May 8th, 2014 – Shanghai, China – Virtuos Director of Business Development, Philippe Angely and Virtuos R&D Director, Christophe Archambault spoke today at the Webinar organized by Karelia University in Joensuu, Finland.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita releases in US with 85% Metacritic score
Shanghai, China – March 18 2014 – Virtuos today announced the release in North America of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita. Created and published by Square Enix, the HD versions of the titles were remastered by Virtuos. Critics have noted and the game scored 85% Metacritic, which places it at the very top of scores ever obtained for an HD remaster. http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/final- fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster/critic-reviews IGN rated the game 93%, commenting that “Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster is outstanding”.
Fable anniversary released with HD remastering by Virtuos
Fable anniversary released with HD remastering by Virtuos. Shanghai, China – March 21 2014 – Virtuos is proud to announce its participation in Fable Anniversary for Xbox360. Created by Lionhead studio and published by Microsoft, the HD versions of the title were remastered by Virtuos from the Xbox version.
China lifts 14-year console ban in Shanghai Free Trade Zone
China, Shanghai – January 6, 2014 – The State Council has released a statement announcing the ban of video-game consoles in China has been lifted for the first time since it was imposed in June 2000. This means foreign-invested enterprises are now allowed to produce consoles in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone and legally sell them throughout the country.
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita released with remastering by Virtuos
FINAL FANTASY X/X-2 HD FOR PS3 AND PS VITA RELEASED WITH REMASTERING BY VIRTUOS Shanghai, China – December 26 2013 – Virtuos today announced the release in Japan of Final Fantasy X and X-2 HD for PS3 and PS Vita. Created and published by Square Enix, the HD versions of the titles were remastered by Virtuos.
Virtuos developed Fangs Dash releases on Chinese appstores
Shanghai, China – December 20 2013 – Virtuos today announced the release in China of Fangs Dash, published by China Mobile Games & Entertainment Group (Nasdaq : CMGE). Fully created and developed by Virtuos, Fangs Dash is a free to play action “Dash and Slash” game. You play as an ambitious and playful vampire, Ashka, whose job it is to keep the wacky townsfolk and vampire hunters away. As you dash through a variety of fun environments, you evade enemies and tactically plan to strike at the most opportunistic times to become the most powerful vampire.
Virtuos Wins Gold in Intranet Innovation Awards
September 9, 2013 – Shanghai, China – Virtuos has been awarded a gold medal in the 2013 Intranet Innovation Awards. This Global award celebrates new ideas and innovative approaches to the enhancement and delivery of intranets.
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.
XCOM: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store, Adapted to iOS by Virtuos
NEW YORK– Jun. 20, 2013– 2K, 2K China and Firaxis Games announced today that the Game of the Year award-winning* strategy title XCOM®: Enemy Unknown is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch**. The iOS version delivers the full XCOM: Enemy Unknown experience, giving gamers the ability to defend the human race against a terrifying alien invasion anywhere they can take their iOS devices. Taking full advantage of the touch controls on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, players can command the XCOM project, create a fully operational base, research alien technologies and engage in strategic combat, all with the touch of a finger. xcom 2k XCOM: Enemy Unknown Invades the App Store, Adapted to iOS by Virtuos game art outsourcing
The Last of Us launches with 3D art from Virtuos
Thursday June 13 2013 It’s finally here. In a little under twenty-hours you can pop the most critically acclaimed game of 2012-2013 to date into your PS3 and go on a breathtaking, tension-filled journey with Joel and Ellie. The critical reception has been humbling and awe-inspiring. We’re honored by the recognition but most excited to hear what you, our fans, followers, family and friends, think about our work.
Virtuos Helps Top-Selling EA SPORTS FIFA Franchise Develop Authentic Player Models
EA SPORTS™ FIFA Soccer 13 sold over 4.5 million games across all platforms worldwide in the five days after it launched and was the No. 1 selling game in at least 40 countries around the world. It was the biggest sports videogame launch of all-time.
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.