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.
Virtuos makes debut on the Wii
Shanghai, March 23, 2007 – Virtuos has announced today that it has become an authorized Wii developer.
Asphalt2 PSP released
Paris, March 22, 2007 – The PSP version of Asphalt: Urban GT™ 2 has shipped in Europe today.
Virtuos partners with leading video games school
Virtuos and Game Academy announced today that they have formed a tight and exclusive partnership by creating a Joint Class, named Virtuos Employment Training.
Online gaming industry gains momentum in 2006
Revenue from China’s online gaming industry reached 6.5 billion yuan (840 million U.S. dollars) in 2006, up 73 percent on a year earlier, and could quadruple by 2011 as Internet access becomes more widespread, according to market researcher IDC.
Virtuos opens North American HQ
Virtuos, one of the world’s largest outsourced services provider in the games industry, announced today that it has opened its North American headquarters.
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 released on DS
Paris, November 16, 2007 – Asphalt: Urban GT 2, the sequel to one of the most successful racing games on DS has shipped in Europe and North-America today. Published by Gameloft and distributed by Ubisoft, Asphalt: Urban GT 2 was fully developed by Virtuos in its Shanghai studio. Asphalt: Urban GT 2 is an upgraded port from the high-end mobile version.
Virtuos jumps further in Xbox 360 generation
Gamesource, the European arm of Virtuos announced today that it has officially become an authorized Xbox 360 Developer.
Shanghai Government officials inaugurate new Virtuos facility
Shanghai, October 30. Mrs Xu Meihua, Secretary-General of Shanghai Municipal Technology Committee, Mr Lu Jiye, Vice Mayor of Shanghai Changning District, and other leaders from Shanghai Municipal Government and Changning District Government inaugurated the Withub SIBP building and visited Virtuos on October 30, 2006.
Gamasutra visits Virtuos and reports on china outsourcing
Gamasutra and Game Developer magazine editorial director Simon Carless visited Virtuos’ new development center in Shanghai during Chinajoy 2006. He published a long report titled “Inside China’s Game Outsourcing Biz”. In the report, Carless notes how rapidly the game outsourcing market has been scaling up and how Virtuos is positionned on the high-end of the market.
Legend Capital invests in Virtuos
Virtuos, one of the world’s largest outsourced services provider in the games industry, announced today that it has closed a Series A stock financing round with Legend capital, the independent Venture Capital firm under Legend Holdings, owner of Lenovo group. New Access Capital is the exclusive financial advisor for this transaction.
New study evaluates games outsourcing market at $1Bn in 2006
According to a new study by Screendigest, “a quiet revolution is transforming the games industry as developers turn to outsourcing to control spiraling next generation costs. Outsourcing in Next Generation Games Development reveals a sea change in games development that is resulting in significant expenditure being shifted to outsourced services providers, many located in Eastern Europe and South Asia”
China game market reaches $470 million USD in 2005
The strong health of the China Games Industry was confirmed at its 2006 Annual Meeting on January 11 in Xiamen. It was announced that the market size was $470 million USD in 2005, a 30 percent increase over 2004′s subscribers and a 52.6 percent increase over 2004 income. Online games also provided a boost of 17.3 billion yuan ($2.14 billion USD) to telecommunications, 7.1 billion yuan ($887.5 million USD) to the IT industry, and 30 million yuan ($3.7 million USD) to the publishing industry.