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!
GDC 2017 Talk: Virtuos’ contribution to the Star Wars Universe
During GDC 2017 in San Francisco the Virtuos team delivered an in depth talk about our work on the Star Wars universe across different mediums and the artistic challenges in finding a balance between consistency and specificity for each of these Star Wars entities.
Elijah Freeman Joins Virtuos to Expand In-house Game Development Capabilities
Virtuos, a global leader in videogame content production, today announced that 15-year game industry veteran Elijah Freeman has joined its headquarters in Shanghai as Group Development Director, providing global creative and executional direction for the company’s Game Division.
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.
New Virtuos studio opens at the center of Paris: Virtuos Notre Dame
Virtuos is proud to announce that we officially opened this Wednesday a new studio in Paris: Virtuos Notre Dame. Based on an island in the middle of the Seine and of Paris: L Île de la Cité is the place where the well-known Notre Dame de Paris Church is also located.
Gravity Rush 2 releases with concept and 3D Art from Virtuos
Shanghai, China – January 20, 2017 - We are proud to announce our work with Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio on the much anticipated Gravity Rush 2. Gravity Rush 2 is the latest installment of the groundbreaking franchise and the Virtuos Art Team was involved in the early stages of development. We created more than 50 concept arts including buildings and vehicles, and provided brush up work for the iconic comic graphic style cinematics. Virtuos also produced top quality AAA art assets for more than 100 characters including costume variants for Kat, the game’s gravity shifting main character, and numerous environment models.
WATCH_DOGS 2 RELEASES WITH MASSIVE CONTENT WORK FROM VIRTUOS
Shanghai, China – November 15th, 2016 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that our Art team worked with Ubisoft on the much anticipated open-world Watch Dogs 2, the latest installment of the groundbreaking franchise. Virtuos was involved in producing top quality AAA art assets representing a huge part of the art content of the game. Virtuos teams in Shanghai and Chengdu helped create thousands of props and breakable assets and numerous buildings.
DEUS EX RELEASES WITH 3D ART FROM VIRTUOS
Shanghai, China – August 25th 2016 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that we had the opportunity to contribute to Deus Ex: Mankind Divided® the latest installment of the legendary franchise and the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution®. Virtuos supported Eidos®-Montréal by providing modeling for more than 30 key characters. In addition Virtuos team in Vietnam worked on more than 200 hours of mocap animation and produced hundreds of animation cycles for the AAA game.
Virtuos contributed to Transformers mobile game
Shanghai, China – July 27th 2016 – Virtuos is proud to have had the exciting opportunity to contribute to Transformers: Earth Wars the latest mobile game from Space Ape Games and Backflip Studios.
Virtuos contributed to 5 of the top 5 highest grossing opening weekend films of all time
Shanghai, China – June 30th 2016 – Virtuos is proud to have had the exciting opportunity to partner with Industrial Light & Magic on yet another blockbuster superhero movie. Captain America: Civil War is the thirteenth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to which Virtuos also contributed.
"Virtuos-contributed games" have been showcased at all E3 2016 staged conferences
Shanghai, China – 17th June 2016 – Virtuos is thrilled to announce that we have worked on 16 of the hottest games at E3 this year. The lineup of Virtuos-contributed games included prominent titles displayed at the press conferences held by EA, Bethesda, Microsoft, Ubisoft and Sony.
Batman: Return to Arkham Announced for PS4 and Xbox One with Remaster by Virtuos
Batman: Return to Arkham is the first Xbox One title for Virtuos’ co-development team and the third for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
VIRTUOS APPOINTS DAN OFFNER AS ADVISOR TO THE BOARD AND BRIAN WADDLE AS GLOBAL PRESIDENT OF SALES & MARKETING.
Shanghai, China – May 26, 2016 – Virtuos a leading provider of game development services, today announced that Dan Offner has joined its Board as an Advisor and Brian Waddle is joining the Company as its Global President of Sales & Marketing.