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 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.
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 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.
Connection Events and Virtuos Academy Announce Master Class Training Sessions in China
Shanghai, China, August 22, 2011 – Connection Events and Virtuos Academy have announced a new partnership to bring Connection Events’ Master Classes professional training sessions to China. The first round of training sessions will be held in Shanghai on August 28-29, 2011.
Virtuos Reaches 800 Staff, Signs Work-for-hire Online Game Development Agreement with Tencent
Shanghai, China, August 17, 2011 – Virtuos today announced that it has reached 800 employees. In conjunction with the announcement, Virtuos revealed that it has signed a work-for-hire development agreement with Tencent Holdings Limited (00700.HK), one of the largest providers of Internet, mobile and telecommunication value-added services in China, aimed at online games platforms.
Virtuos Production Director speaks at The China Game Outsourcing Conference 2011
Shanghai, July 31, 2011 – Production Director and Founding Member of Virtuos Pan Feng spoke on a panel at the China Game Outsourcing Conference 2011. The panel, titled: Chinese Online Game Production and Outsourcing, was moderated by DoNews Chief Editor Wang Le. In addition to Pan Feng, other panelists included Leon Liang, Kingsoft’s Director of Business Development for China and Charles Song, Sales Director of Greater China for Indian IT company Zensar.
Gamasutra publishes in-depth feature about Virtuos and Outsourcing
Shanghai, April 4th, 2011 – Gamasutra has published an in-depth interview between Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux and Gamasutra Features Director Christian Nutt. Held during GDC China 2010, the interview discusses the scale and composition of Virtuos’ workforce, the benefits of Virtuos’ no-IP-creation strategy, and more. “With scale, we were able to specialize our teams of artists. And we have 60 artists who do only characters, we have 100 artists who work only on environment, and we have 30 artists who produce only vehicles. And within those categories, we even have different leads who have different styles attached to them. That only comes with scale.” As of the date of the interview, Virtuos total staff topped 600.
Rango reaches the top box office spot, including 3D models from Virtuos
‘Rango’ corrals top spot with $38M LOS ANGELES (AP) March 6, 2011 — Rango has lassoed the top spot at the box office. The animated Paramount film featuring Johnny Depp as the voice of a Wild West chamel
Virtuos named as Leading Software Enterprise
Shanghai, China, February 25, 2011 – Virtuos has been granted the title of “Leading Software Enterprise,” a distinction that promotes top software companies with preferential policies aimed at encouraging growth and development.
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.
Virtuos receives 2010 SME Award from CCIFC
Guangzhou, China, Friday January 27, 2011 – Virtuos has been awarded the China SME Entrepreneur Award 2010 from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China, in recognition of Virtuos’ sustained growth in China. The award was presented at an annual gala dinner attended by 450 guests from the Sino-French business community.
Virtuos Announces the Opening of Virtuos Academy
Shanghai, November 11, 2010 – Virtuos today announced that it will open a game training center in Shanghai for the training of digital entertainment professionals in China. Virtuos Academy will offer higher education to those who would like to pursue studies and careers in the videogame industry. The first round of classes will start December 2nd, and enrollment is now open.