Shanghai Headquarters Gains New Game Development Director, Formerly of Crytek, Electronic Arts, and CCP Games

Shanghai – March 23, 2017 – Virtuos, a global leader in videogame content production, today announced that 15-year game industry veteran Elijah Freeman has joined its headquarters in Shanghai as Group Development Director, providing global creative and executional direction for the company’s Game Division. Freeman was formally trained as an artist and progressed into game development. He is currently credited on more than 14 AAA titles, including Madden, NCAA, Tiger Woods, and Dust 514. He specializes in building worlds with real presence, as evidenced by his most recent award winning VR titles, The Climb and Robinson: The Journey.

Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos, said: “As we expand our game development capabilities globally, Virtuos continues to build a diverse world-class team of professionals with relevant experience and unique skillsets. Elijah Freeman brings tremendous knowledge from his tenure producing AAA titles with Crytek, CCP Games and Electronic Arts. We look forward to seeing how he will further shape our development roadmap and continue building out teams with a high standard of excellence.”

Elijah Joins Virtuos

Freeman said: “I am very pleased to have joined Virtuos, where I can use my talents and strengths in game development to propel the project ambitions of this fast-growing company to the next level. The team that’s being built here is unparalleled and I’m eager to get started.”

Today’s news falls on the heels of Virtuos’ recent opening of Virtuos Notre-Dame, a Paris-based studio dedicated to mobile game design, and the acquisition of Dublin-based game studio Black Shamrock.

For more information on Virtuos, please visit www.virtuosgames.com.

About Virtuos

Founded in 2004, Virtuos Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company with operations in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland, and the United States. With 1,600 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and 3D art production for AAA consoles, PC, and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high quality content for over 1,300 projects and its customers include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide.

Shanghai – April 1, 2017 – Virtuos announced that we are proud to celebrate our 1000th released project with Sony & Guerrilla Games’ landmark title: Horizon Zero Dawn!

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn takes place 1000 years after an apocalyptic event almost wipes out humanity in the mid-21st century. The civilization we know is long gone, and all that’s left are the ruins of our advanced technological society – or what the current inhabitants call the Metal World, a world of lush jungles with robo-dinosaurs.

Virtuos supported Guerrilla Games by providing modeling for 10 key robots, and numerous unique environmental props. Virtuos artists were also able to design character clothing, including costume variants for Aloy, the hero of this exhilarating new action role-playing game.

Guerrilla Games has been known for pushing the graphical capabilities of PlayStation hardware, and Horizon Zero Dawn is the most impressive looking game to date, with a staggering amount of structural details. Some robo-dinosaurs created by Virtuos reach more than half a million polygons, making them the biggest high quality art assets ever developed by our talented art teams.

Beyond its beautiful look, the title has been praised for the complexities of its heroine and her narrative. Horizon Zero Dawn has released on PlayStation 4 and Virtuos is proud to have contributed to the success of such an iconic game.

About Virtuos

Founded in 2004, Virtuos Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company with operations in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland, and the United States. With 1,600 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and 3D art production for AAA consoles, PC, and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high quality content for over 1,300 projects and its customers include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide. For more information, please visit: www.virtuosgames.com.

About Virtuos 

Founded in 2004, Virtuos is a leading video game development company with operations in Singapore, Canada, China, France, Ireland, Japan, Korea, the United States, and Vietnam. With over 1,700 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and 3D art production for AAA consoles, PC and mobile titles, enabling its partners to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high-quality content for more than 1,300 projects and its partners include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide. More information at www.virtuosgames.com

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