Virtuos opens studio in Lyon to develop its international presence



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Virtuos in the present day introduced that it’s opening a brand new studio positioned in Lyon, France. This new studio will assist “enhance its international footprint, in addition to its proximity to shoppers.”

The brand new studio may have 12 founding programmers, and will probably be led by Aurélien Kerbeci and Domenico Albani, who’ve labored in different Lyon-based studios together with Agharta Studio and Eden Video games respectively. In line with Christophe Gandon, the pinnacle of Virtuos’ Recreation Division, the brand new studio will probably be giving help to different areas: “Not solely is the staff culturally aligned with Virtuos, they’re additionally outfitted with the deep engineering and area experience that may play a crucial position in guaranteeing our continued success.”

Virtuos’s primary headquarters moved to Singapore in 2018, however it has 14 workplaces around the globe. Earlier this month the corporate revealed it’d raised $150 million from the personal fairness agency Baring Personal Fairness Asia. The principle directive of the studio is to offer core property for sport engines that may be integrated into AAA video games.

Not too long ago Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux spoke with GamesBeat, saying why the corporate invested in studios around the globe. In line with Langourieux, “We’ve got studios in nations the place there’s a deep expertise pool. We’ve got studios in cities the place video games are made, with a view to be nearer to our shoppers. We make these studios work all collectively on the identical platform.”


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Lyon is dwelling to a number of sport growth studios, most notably Arkane. Virtuos additionally has a studio in Paris, one other notable sport growth hotspot in France, and Virtuos Lyon will probably be working intently with the Paris location.

Virtuos was just lately within the information when VGC printed a rumor that it was the studio developing a Metal Gear Solid 3 remake for Konami. One in every of Virtuos’s programmers talked about engaged on an “unannounced remake” on their LinkedIn profile, which would appear to bear out these rumors. It’s not clear whether or not or not the Lyon studio will probably be engaged on something associated to the remake.


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