Ubisoft releases Far Cry 4 with 3D Character Art Support from Virtuos
Shanghai, China – December 15th 2014 – Virtuos is proud to have had the opportunity to contribute to the most recent installment of the Far Cry franchise – Far Cry 4 – developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with numerous other Ubisoft studios. Virtuos supported Ubisoft by providing character & clothing modeling for many of the key characters in the game. Far Cry 4 represents another milestone for Virtuos’ character art team who also contributed to previous chapter of the franchise, Far Cry 3, back in 2012. Far Cry 4 invites the player to experience the most expansive and immersive Far Cry ever, in an entirely new, massive open world. Players will find themselves in Kyrat, a breath-taking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape. 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
Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters with 3D Art from Sparx*
Sparx* is excited to have had the opportunity to work on yet another superhero classic motion picture in partnership with ILM. The Avengers: Age of Ultron is the eleventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to 2012’s The Avengers, of which Sparx* also contributed to. Our art team produced several unique superhero vehicles along with digital doubles for the Avengers Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch. Set in the Eastern European country of Sokovia, Earths mightiest superheroes band together to do battle with Ultron, a technological android enemy who believes he must destroy the human race in order to save Earth. A hair-raising global adventure unfolds as the Avengers encounter two mysterious and powerful newcomers (Pietro and Wanda Maximoff) and attempt to stop Ultron from enacting his plan of human extinction. Avengers: Age of Ultron was directed by Joss Whedon and features a multitude of A-list Hollywood stars such as Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L Jackson (Nick Fury) and James Spader (Ultron). The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Tops $1 Billion Box Office Mark In 24 Days After Debut This is an epic sequel that is not to be missed!
DISNEY REBELS SEASON 2 PREMIERED WITH FULL EPISODES PRODUCED BY VIRTUOS
Saigon, Vietnam – Wednesday 21th October 2015 – Virtuos is proud to have been a part of producing 5 full episodes of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, which premiered on Wednesday October 14th at 9:30pm on Disney XD.
DISNEY INFINITY 3.0 RELEASED WITH ANIMATION AND ART FROM SPARX*
We are proud to have had the exciting opportunity to contribute to Disney Infinity 3.0
SPARX* CONTRIBUTES FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE JURASSIC PARK SERIES: JURASSIC WORLD
Sparx* proudly announces that the team had the opportunity to work on the blockbuster Jurassic World.
SPARX* CONTRIBUTES TO STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
In 2014 & 2015, our Sparx studio had the opportunity to work on the highly anticipated blockbuster Star Wars: The Force awakens. The team contributed to the production of 25 Characters including fan favorites C3PO, Han Solo and Rey. They also contributed to 10 Vehicles including Rey’s speeder, along with numerous props featured in key moments throughout the film.
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.
Activision Publishing and Mattels Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 video game by Virtuos now available
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.
Take a group of wild animals in the African Savanna, add wacky behaviour, and you’ve got Gazoon - an animated comedy with a tender and surreal touch.
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.
Outsourcing the number one trend in game development in 2008
Leading game industry website www.gamasutra.com has ranked the continued rise of outsourcing its number one trend in game development in 2008, among a list of “20 trends that have risen to the level that they cannot be ignored“.