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Virtuos secures Tencent development deal

Production house to create full online games for Chinese giant

Digital production house Virtuos has signed a work-for-hire deal with Chinese operator Tencent to create full online games for the company.

The outsourcer is best known for digital art and assets creation and has worked for EA Sports, Activision, Sony, Ubisoft and Microsoft, as well as working on social and mobile platforms.

"Virtuos has been quietly at the forefront of the social games phenomenon, having contributed content to many of the top-10 games on the Facebook charts, since 2009," offered Virtuos CEO Gilles Langourieux.

"It is a natural extension to leverage Virtuos' engineering and game design capabilities for developing full games and we are honoured to work with one of the most successful companies in China," he added.

The company has added over 200 staff since the beginning of the year and now boasts over 800 employees.

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