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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STEVE WOZNIAK EXPERIMENTS VR PROJECT ’MARS 2030’ WITH ART FROM VIRTUOS
April 26th 2016 – Virtuos had the exciting opportunity to partner with FUSION on a VR experiment: Mars 2030. Mars 2030 is an immersive VR experience that allows users to feel what it is like to stand on the surface of Mars .The project was developed using scientifically accurate satellite imagery and data gathered in years of exploration missions. Virtuos supported FUSION by producing high quality assets such as vehicles, suits, habitats and machinery and matched the highest level of graphics fidelity possible so that the VR experience can be fully appreciated. Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia CEO, introduced Mars 2030 to Steve Wozniak to try out during GTC 2016. ‘’This is going to be incredible for whoever actually gets to travel to Mars!" said the co-founder of Apple. Made in the Unreal Engine 4 the production version will be available to the public later this year, free of charge, via a wide-range of platforms and products including Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Samsung VR Gear.
QUANTUM BREAK RELEASES WITH 3D ART FROM VIRTUOS
Shanghai, China – 5th April 2016 Virtuos is thrilled to announce that our team members are featured in the credits of the newest Remedy Entertainment AAA game, Quantum Break. Virtuos was involved in producing top quality AAA art assets. Our team helped to create several highly realistic characters to achieve the beautiful filmic look of the game that matches the feel of the live show. This is yet another milestone for our character team that has also worked on high profile productions such as Black ops 3 and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Quantum Break is a AAA game that blurs the line between television and gameplay by seamlessly integrating both into a uniquely immersive experience. The player, Jack Joyce, fights to save the future before time runs out. We are proud to have played a role in contributing to the success that is Quantum Break 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
Heavy Rain releases on PS4 with HD Upgrade by Virtuos
Shanghai, China – 24th March 2016 – Virtuos is proud to announce our first co-development project of 2016: Quantic Dream's title Heavy Rain HD on PS4. Virtuos fully remastered the 2010 PS3 version of Heavy Rain, providing a second life for the title on PS4. This process involved upgrading all visuals, taking the pipeline and engine from 32-bit to 64-bit, and adding PS4 exclusive features such as PLAYGO & Share. This is our second co-developed PS4 title after Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD and another important milestone in Virtuos’ flourishing co-development track record. Originally released on PlayStation 3 in February of 2010, Heavy Rain was an interactive drama action-adventure game developed by Quantic Dream. It has come to be known as a “film noir thriller”, featuring four diverse protagonists. Each are uniquely involved in the mystery of the Origami Killer, a serial killer who uses extended periods of rainfall to drown his victims.