Outsourcing specialist Virtuos has opened a new centre in Chengdu, China, with the company making long term commitments to the development of the games industry in the city.
Virtuos aims to have a headcount of 100 in the new centre by the end of the year and is forming relationships with local universities with a view to expanding the amount of staff to 300 over three years.
"The opening of a new game outsourcing centre is another example of the role Chengdu is already playing in the Chinese high-tech services industry," commented Liu Bing, deputy governor of Chengdu.
"In recent months we have developed strong ties with the international team leading Virtuos and we look forward to their success," he added.
Virtuos is a licensed Nintendo developer and it's European division, Gamesource, is a licensed developer for Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft's Xbox 360.