MAKING GAMES IS FUN, BUT MOST PROJECTS HAVE THEIR FAIR SHARE OF UPS AND DOWNS!
The fifth in a series of regular articles highlighting learnings and best practice from Virtuos’ global development, Art and VFX teams. In this instalment, Executive Producer of Virtuos Chendu Studio - Lukas Kodr tackles the delicate subject, of how to handle an emergency on a project!
STARLINK: BATTLE FOR ATLAS™ FEATURED ENGINEERING AND OPTIMIZATION FROM VIRTUOS – OUT NOW!
Virtuos today announced that it worked closely with Ubisoft on the Co-Development of Starlink: Battle for Atlas on the Nintendo Switch platform. Virtuos set up a flexible cross-studio development team of 50 staff, throughout the development process across engineering, programming, optimization and QA functions.
VIRTUOS CO-DEVELOPING FINAL FANTASY TITLES WILL DEBUT ON NINTENDO SWITCH AND XBOX ONE IN 2019
Singapore – October 2018 – Virtuos is very proud that Square-Enix last month announced some exciting news for the legendary Final Fantasy® franchise.
BATTLEFIELD™ V OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES - VIRTUOS ART TEAM’S WORK FEATURED
BATTLEFIELD™ V, officially launched on Xbox One, Playstation®4, and PC on November 20th. Virtuos was involved in the Art work for the 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.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR RELEASES IN THEATERS WITH 3D ART FROM VIRTUOS
Shanghai, China – May 18th 2016 – Virtuos 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.
GARY SHAPIRO, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association attended Virtuos VR game Domino's Premiere at CES Asia.
Shanghai, China, May 16th 2016 – Virtuos had the pleasure to welcome to its VR space Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Technology Association and Axel Cruau, French consul. The French consul tried ‘Domino’, Virtuos latest VR game and enjoyed our virtual immersive experience. Domino is a game for the whole family where everybody can play with domino pieces and create infinite possibilities which would be impossible in real world. The content can then be shared with friends. Domino was showcased for the first time during CES Asia and is the third VR game Virtuos worked on after Star wars Trials on Tatooine and Mars 2030. With hundreds of companies exhibiting thousands of products to hundreds of thousands of attendees there was a lot to see at Shanghai’s CES Asia. It is worth noticing that Robots, drones and virtual reality stole the limelight of the show. About Virtuos Virtuos is one of the largest game developers specializing in 3D art and game software development for consoles and mobile devices. 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.
Virtuos showcasing vr game at CES Asia
Shanghai, China – 10th May 2016 Virtuos will be present at CES Asia, taking place in Shanghai from May 11th to 13th Virtuos will be located in the Hall 4, within the French tech pavilion. Started in 2005, Virtuos has become the biggest independent game company in China and one of largest game developers in the world. Virtuos is now working with the majority of the biggest names in Entertainment, such as Disney, Warner, Sony, Microsoft, Ubisoft. The company is growing fast with plus 20% revenue in 2015 and at least the same planned for 2016. In terms of overall growth, Virtuos has planned to hire more than 200 people in 2016 alone and intends to double its overall presence in France, within the Virtuos Paris Studio. At CES, Virtuos will showcase for the first time an innovative VR game named Domino, where the player can create content and share with friends. The Virtuos team looks forward to meeting with everybody on the floor at CES. 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
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.