Outsourcing the number one trend in game development in 2008
Leading game industry website www.gamasutra.com has ranked the continued rise of outsourcing its number one trend in game development in 2008, among a list of “20 trends that have risen to the level that they cannot be ignored“.
Virtuos Christmas line-up
Virtuos is proud to announce its strongest Christmas lineup ever, as it has contributed to several major titles released for the 2008 holiday season.
Crash: Mind Over Mutant on PSP ships worldwide
Today saw the release on PSP of the latest installment in the multi-million selling Crash Bandicoot franchise. Crash: Mind Over Mutant PSP was developed by Virtuos as an adaptation of the Wii version produced by Activison studio Radical.
Speed Racer ranks top 3
One month after launch, Speed Racer has reached the No. 3 rank for driving games on Nintendo DS, achieving an average critics’ score of 76%, according to www.gamerankings.com.
Virtuos Chengdu back to work after earthquake
Virtuos announced today that its Chengdu development center resumed operations yesterday after 2 days of interruptions due to the earthquakes which struck West of China on May 13. While the team is deeply concerned and affected by the tragedy, no member was injured as the catastrophe only created limited damage in Chengdu city.
300 staff reached
Virtuos announced today that its team of game specialists has reached the bar of 300 people in its Shanghai and Chengdu development centers.
China is No. 1 online game market by number of players in 2007
BEIJING – The “Netguide 2008″ survey, begun in January 2007 by the Data Center of the China Internet and Internet Society of China, polled more than 300 websites, 270 enterprises and 50,786 interviewees around the country, reported that in China the online game’s market value in 2007 reached 12.8 billion yuan ($1.7 billion), witnessing a 66.7% increase compared to previous year’s. The number of China’s online gamers is expected to surpass 59 million in 2008, up 20% from last year’s 48 million.