Virtuos 2009 Christmas line-up
Shanghai, December 20, 2009 – This holiday season, Virtuos’s work will be present in dozens of major game titles from leading publishers, as well as blockbuster Hollywood movies.
Virtuos celebrated it's 5th year with a huge birthday blowout in Shanghai. Here are a few highlights of the event
Virtuos adopts the Substance tool suite from Allegorithmic
Shanghai, December 1, 2009 – Allegorithmic today announced a partnership with Virtuos, a leading provider of digital entertainment offshore production services, that will make Virtuos the latest to adopt Allegorithmic’s Substance technology into their art production pipeline. Virtuos will become the fifth developer in Asia to license Substance, along with NCSoft, The9, T3 Entertainment and Gravity.
Meet Virtuos at Game Connection Lyon 2009
Virtuos will be attending Game Connection Lyon again this year from December 8-10. Game Connection is a unique speed dating event for business-focused game makers. It is a one-stop shop to meet face to face dozens of targeted potential partners involved in all stages of the production pipeline, from the concept to the outsourcing, publishing, distribution and financing, in back-to-back 30-minute meetings.
MotorStorm Arctic Edge, co-developed for Sony Playstation 2 by Virtuos
Shanghai, October 20, 2009 – Today marked the release date of MotorStorm Arctic Edge, the latest installment in the blockbuster MotorStorm franchise. MotorStorm Arctic Edge was co-developed for the PlayStation 2 by Virtuos and Bigbig Studios.
Virtuos sound expert Yang Jie gives talk at GDC China
Audio Director of Virtuos Sound Studios Yang Jie gave a presentation at GDC China 2009 highlighting the importance of sound design and the current status of the sound design in China
Virtuos Chengdu studio expands to over 100 game experts
Virtuos announced today that its Chengdu development center has reached the 100-employee milestone after 18 months in operation. Recent additions to the team include two experienced game developers from the UK – an Art Director and a Lead Game Designer – who bring with them a combined 20 years of experience. Darren Baines was previously at 4J Studios in Scotland and will direct art for codevelopment projects. Simon comes from Zoë Mode and will oversee the game design team.
DreamWorks Animations Madagascar Kartz video game by Virtuos coming October 27 from Activision Publishing
Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: DWA) Madagascar Kartz™ video game will be released on October 27 for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
ILM presents Terminator CGI techniques featuring Virtuos models at SIGGRAPH
Industrial, Light & Magic (ILM) recently gave a presentation at the SIGGRAPH 2009 conference covering their breakthrough techniques in creating visual effects for the blockbuster movie Terminator: Salvation – techniques which utilized 3D models created by Virtuos.
Virtuos awarded third major Chinese technology industry recognition
Virtuos has been recognized by the Xujiahui Science & Technical Committee as a top technical company in Shanghai’s Xujiahui district.
Virtuos acquires BSP Audio Production Studio
Shanghai, March 18th, 2009. Virtuos, one of the world’s largest video-game production service providers, announced today that it has acquired Besides Sound Production sound studio (BSP). Based in Shanghai, BSP is China’s leading provider of audio production for video games. This deal allows Virtuos to further expand its services offering to game companies.
Virtuos reaches 400, major games industry site interviews CEO
gamesindustry.biz published an in-depth interview of Virtuos’ CEO Gilles Langourieux. In the interview titled “A Man of Virtuos“, Gilles Langourieux discloses that Virtuos has now topped the 400 staff mark across its Shanghai and Chengdu development centers. This anchors Virtuos’ position as one of the most established game production services companies in the world.