Singapore – January 2020 – After over a decade of growth, Virtuos has shifted its Chengdu studio into new premises at the Taikoo Li area, marked by a grand inauguration event on Wednesday, 8th January 2020. The new office is located at Pingan Finance Center, No.99 Dongda Street Jinjiang District, Chengdu China.
The event’s guests of honor include Virtuos CEO Mr Gilles Langourieux, General Manager of Virtuos Chengdu Studio Mr Tian Li, Virtuos Group HR Director Mrs Minny Abels, Consul General of the French Consulate Mr Bruno Bisson (Bai Yusong) and Secretary General of CASS (Chengdu Association of Sourcing Service) Mrs Xu Jie, who capped off the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Left to right: Tian Li (General Manager of Virtuos Chengdu Studio), Xu Jie (Secretary General of CASS), Gilles Langourieux (Virtuos CEO), Bruno Bisson (Consul General of the French Consulate), Minny Abels (Virtuos Group HR Director).
Founded in 2008, Virtuos Chengdu studio is the group’s second ever development and production center in China after its Shanghai studio, launched with a start-up team of 15 staff and an office space totaling 900 m2 at the time. The following ten years has seen multiple expansions for the Chengdu studio in terms of office space and staff numbers. In 2018, an eventful year for Virtuos that included the raising of $15 million and the opening of a new headquarters and R&D Center in Singapore, the Chengdu studio expanded still further to accommodate 5,700 m2 of office space. In contrast, the new offices for Virtuos Chengdu in a 5A class building now covers an area of 6,000 m2, with enough space for more than 650 employees.
Chengdu Studio new office: interior
Under the leadership of veteran staff members, business for Virtuos Chengdu studio has continued to grow rapidly over the past decade. In the past 2 years alone, the studio was involved in several high-profile AAA game productions – including titles such as Dark Souls™: Remastered, The Outer Worlds, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, Astral Chain and Heavy Rain, among others – that have since garnered widespread attention and praise throughout the industry.
Chengdu Studio new office: interior
In a comment regarding the future development of the studio, General Manager of Chengdu Studio Tian Li says:
"After 12 years of growth, Virtuos's Chengdu studio now ranks as the largest game studio in the city. Our clients hail from all around the world, and include almost every leading brand in the industry. All our staff are equipped with the right skills and experience for their assigned roles and they continue to grow them by the day.
The relocation to the new 5A office not only reflects our continuous drive for improvement, but the professionally-crafted premises also exhibits the core values of Virtuos: Excellence, Trust and Positivity. It has only seen a few days of use so far, but already we're seeing lots of big smiles and enjoyable activities being carried out by our team. This is reassuring, as it marks a new beginning for Virtuos Chengdu with the promise of continued success. All of us are eagerly looking forward to integrating with the new office and renewing the synergy amongst ourselves.
With the opening of our new studio, I would like to offer my sincerest invitations to everyone – clients, colleagues from sister studios, friends and others interested in Virtuos Chengdu – to be my guest at your convenience. By exploring these corridors, I promise that you'll uncover lots of stories about a bunch of cool people, creating awesome games in an exciting space."