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Virtuos opens mobile games studio in Paris

Jean-Baptiste Fleury to lead new office

Games development and outsourcing firm Virtuos has opened a new smartphone studio in Paris.

The company, best known for its outsourcing support on projects including Assassin's Creed, Watch Dogs, Batman, Mortal Kombat and a host of others, has named Jean-Baptiste Fleury as the head of the studio, which is based near the Notre-Dame cathedral.

Fleury has been working in games development for 15 years, including a lengthy stint at Nintendo where he worked on the Pokémon, Mario and Zelda brands. He has also been employed by Ubisoft in strategic marketing, which included growing the brand portfolio as well as mergers and acquisitions. He joins following a stint as marketing director at free-to-play games studio Kobojo.   "The Paris Notre Dame studio allows us to leverage creative talents in France as well as to attract international talents who would like to experience the historic Paris," said Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux.

Virtuos started in 2005 in Shanghai by former Ubisoft exec Langourieux, and now boasts 10 studios and over 1,000 employees.

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