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Virtuos Ltd
TypePrivate
IndustryDigital entertainment
FoundedDecember 2004
Headquarters
Number of locations
12 offices (2018)
Key people
[1]
Number of employees
2000+[2]
SubsidiariesSparx* (2011)

Black Shamrock (2017)

Counterpunch Studios (2020)

Virtuos Holdings Pte. Ltd. is a multinational video game developer and a provider of digital entertainment production services for the game and movie industries, founded in 2004. Virtuos has its headquarters and R&D center in Singapore as well as seven development centers located in Shanghai, Chengdu, Xi'an, Ho Chi Minh City, Paris and in Dublin. Virtuos has offices also in Vancouver, San Francisco, Montreal, Tokyo and Seoul.

With over 2,000 full-time workers, Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA art production for console, PC and VR titles. As a video game developer, Virtuos provides art asset creation[clarification needed], engineering, co-development and game adaptations.[3] Virtuos is a licensed developer on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Virtuos' clients include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment publishers.[4] Its clients include Activision, Electronic Arts, LucasArts, Microsoft, Sony, Square Enix, Ubisoft and Zynga.

In September 2011, Virtuos acquired Sparx* Animation Studio. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, it then became the group's new development center dedicated to 3D animation, and digital production for feature films, TV series, and game cinematics.[5] In March 2018, Virtuos has announced the successful completion of a USD 15 million funding round, plus the set-up of a new headquarters and R&D center in Singapore.

In October 2020, Virtuos acquired Counterpunch Studios, active in facial and body modelling, rigging, look development and animation. Virtuos also saw the inauguration of a new concept art studio in Montreal in the same month, with the goal of expanding further into the North American market.

Games co-developed by Virtuos

Game Title Platform/Operating system Publisher
XCOM 2 Collection Nintendo Switch Take-Two Interactive
Bioshock: The Collection Nintendo Switch Take-Two Interactive
The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch Private Division
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Activision
Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered PS4, PC, Xbox One Ubisoft
Starlink: Battle for Atlas Nintendo Switch Ubisoft
Dark Souls Remastered Nintendo Switch Bandai Namco, From Software
Battlefield 1 PS4, PC, Xbox One Electronic Arts
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PS4 Sony Interactive Entertainment
Knack 2 PS4 Sony Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PS4, PC, Xbox One Activision
Jurassic World Evolution PS4, PC, Xbox One Frontier Developments
Horizon Zero Dawn PS4, PC Sony Interactive Entertainment
Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Sony Interactive Entertainment
Watch Dogs 2 PS4, PC, Xbox One Ubisoft
Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4, PC, Xbox One Square Enix
Battlefield V PS4, PC, Xbox One Electronic Arts
L.A. Noire PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Rockstar Games
Assassin's Creed : The Ezio Collection PS4, Xbox One Ubisoft
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Square Enix
Batman: Return to Arkham PS4, Xbox One Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Heavy Rain PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster PS3, PS Vita, PS4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Square Enix
The Last of Us: Remastered PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment
Fable Anniversary Xbox 360 Microsoft Game studio
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection PS4 Sony Computer Entertainment
Injustice: Gods Among Us Android Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Rise of the Tomb Raider PS4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One Square Enix
JackpotJoy Android Gamesys
XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS 2K Games
NBA 2K14 iOS/Android/FireOs 2K Sports
Bubble Safari iOS, Android Zynga
NBA 2K13 Android, Wii, PSP, PS2 2K Sports
The Last of Us PS3 Sony Computer Entertainment
Might & Magic Heroes VI (Shades of Darkness expansion) PC Ubisoft
The Enchanted Library Facebook GSN
The Game of Life PC, Mac EA Popcap
Civilization Revolution WP7 2K Games
The Price is Right Decades Xbox 360 Ubisoft
Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2012 Edition Xbox 360 Ubisoft
Hollywood Squares PSN Ubisoft
Family Feud Decades PSN Ubisoft
DreamWorks Super Star Kartz Nintendo DS Activision
Hasbro Family Game Night Value Pack Nintendo Wii Electronic Arts
Monopoly Collection Wii Electronic Arts
Generator Rex: Agent of Providence PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, NDS Activision
Hole in the Wall Xbox 360 Kinect Microsoft
MLB 2K12 PSP, PS2, NDS, Wii 2K Sports
NBA 2K12 PS2 2K Sports
MLB 2K11 PSP, PS2, NDS 2K Sports
Monster Jam: Path of Destruction PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP Activision
Sid Meier's Pirates! Wii 2K Games
Ghost Recon Predator PSP Ubisoft
Dora the Explorer Explorer Leapfrog
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien Explorer Leapfrog
Press Your Luck PS3, iPad Ubisoft
Family Feud PS3, iPad Ubisoft
The Price is Right PS3, iPad Ubisoft
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge PS2 Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Pimp My Ride Street Racing PS2, Nintendo DS Activision
Madagascar Kartz Nintendo DS Activision
Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 Nintendo DS Activision
Crash: Mind over Mutant PSP Activision
Wolverine DIDJ Leapfrog
Indiana Jones DIDJ Leapfrog
Hannah Montana DIDJ Leapfrog
Speed Racer Nintendo DS Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Beowulf PSP Ubisoft
Street Riders PSP Ubisoft
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 PSP, Nintendo DS Gameloft

History of Virtuos

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Outsourcing controversy

As a prominent game outsourcing company, Virtuos has occasionally found itself at the center of the debate about outsourcing’s impact on game-industry jobs in the west. When asked about the issue by gaming industry website Gamasutra in 2006, Gilles Langourieux, the CEO of Virtuos pointed to the extra number of man-months required to produce titles on new-gen platforms and the larger number of platforms to cover as the main reasons for the rise of outsourced production, stating that he "doesn't think it's a disservice to the industry in the West."[14]

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  13. ^ "Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster". Metacritic.
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