EA, MICROSOFT, SQUARE-ENIX VETERANS JOIN VIRTUOS TO STRENGTHEN VIRTUOS SHANGHAI STUDIO

2015/06/20

EA, MICROSOFT, SQUARE-ENIX VETERANS JOIN VIRTUOS TO STRENGTHEN VIRTUOS SHANGHAI STUDIO

Shanghai, China – June 20, 2015 – Virtuos has added three new Directors to its Management team: industry veterans Duncan Kershaw, Nassim Ait-Kaci and Jonathan Boldiga.

Duncan joins Virtuos as Group Development Director. In his new role, Duncan will directly manage the Game division in Shanghai and Chengdu studios, overseeing production on console and mobile platforms.  Previously holding Director of Product Development and Executive Producer positions at EA, THQ & Square Enix, Duncan brings more than 25 years of videogame production experience. Some of his credits include Madden NFL, Sleeping Dogs, Harry Potter & FIFA PLS.

Nassim joins Virtuos’ Shanghai studio as Audio Director. Nassim is an 11 year game audio professional, shipping 18 AAA titles across multiple platforms and genres including Microsoft’s Holo Lens, Deadspace 2, Red Dead Redemption, and more. Nassim’s work got nominated for one BAFTA and two GANG awards.

Jonathan joins Virtuos as Technical Director and comes to us with more than 10 years’ experience in programming for games. His career has taken him to many established companies in North America, most recently at Warner Bros where he was Technical Producer. Johnathan is an expert on Unreal technology and sits on the Technical Advisory Board for Epic. 

“Bringing Ducan, Nassim and Johnathan on board ensures we have the right expertise to lead our studio to the next stage of development and that we are well equipped to ship the best-looking HD titles for our clients’’ said Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux.


About Virtuos

Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game development for consoles and mobile devices. The company has studios and offices in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Saigon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Paris and Tokyo, and employs more than 1,000 staff 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.

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