Virtuos opens studio in Lyon to expand its global presence

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Virtuos these days introduced that it’s opening a brand new studio situated in Lyon, France. This new studio will lend a hand “build up its international footprint, in addition to its proximity to shoppers.”

The brand new studio could have 12 founding programmers, and can be led through Aurélien Kerbeci and Domenico Albani, who’ve labored in different Lyon-based studios together with Agharta Studio and Eden Video games respectively. In keeping with Christophe Gandon, the pinnacle of Virtuos’ Recreation Department, the brand new studio can be giving fortify to different places: “No longer solely is the group culturally aligned with Virtuos, they’re additionally supplied with the deep engineering and area experience that can play a vital position in making sure our persevered good fortune.”

Virtuos’s major headquarters moved to Singapore in 2018, however it has 14 workplaces all over the world. Previous this month the corporate published it’d raised $150 million from the personal fairness company Baring Non-public Fairness Asia. The principle directive of the studio is to supply core property for recreation engines that may be included into AAA video games.

Just lately Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux spoke with GamesBeat, announcing why the corporate invested in studios all over the world. In keeping with Langourieux, “We have now studios in international locations the place there’s a deep ability pool. We have now studios in towns the place video games are made, with a purpose to be nearer to our shoppers. We make those studios paintings all in combination at the identical platform.”

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Lyon is house to a number of recreation building studios, maximum significantly Arkane. Virtuos additionally has a studio in Paris, some other notable recreation building hotspot in France, and Virtuos Lyon can be running carefully with the Paris location.

Virtuos used to be not too long ago within the information when VGC printed a rumor that it used to be the studio growing a Steel Tools Cast three remake for Konami. One in all Virtuos’s programmers discussed running on an “unannounced remake” on their LinkedIn profile, which would appear to undergo out the ones rumors. It’s no longer transparent whether or not or no longer the Lyon studio can be running on anything else associated with the remake.

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