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Virtuos Hires ‘Madden’, ‘FIFA’ Art Director Elijah Freeman to Expand In-house Game Development~!

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Elijah Freeman Joins Virtuos to Expand In-house Game Development Capabilities

Shanghai Headquarters Gains New Game Development Director, Formerly of Crytek, Electronic Arts, and CCP Games

Shanghai – March 24, 2017 – Virtuos, a global leader in videogame content production, today announced that 15-year game industry veteran Elijah Freeman has joined its headquarters in Shanghai as Group Development Director, providing global creative and executional direction for the company’s Game Division. Freeman was formally trained as an artist and progressed into game development. He is currently credited on more than 14 AAA titles, including Madden, NCAA, Tiger Woods, and Dust 514. He specializes in building worlds with real presence, as evidenced by his most recent award winning VR titles, The Climb and Robinson: The Journey.

Gilles Langourieux, CEO of Virtuos, said: “As we expand our game development capabilities globally, Virtuos continues to build a diverse world-class team of professionals with relevant experience and unique skillsets. Elijah Freeman brings tremendous knowledge from his tenure producing AAA titles with Crytek, CCP Games and Electronic Arts. We look forward to seeing how he will further shape our development roadmap and continue building out teams with a high standard of excellence.”

Freeman said: “I am very pleased to have joined Virtuos, where I can use my talents and strengths in game development to propel the project ambitions of this fast-growing company to the next level. The team that’s being built here is unparalleled and I’m eager to get started.”

Today’s news falls on the heels of Virtuos’ recent opening of Virtuos Notre-Dame, a Paris-based studio dedicated to mobile game design, and the acquisition of Dublin-based game studio Black Shamrock.

For more information on Virtuos, please visit www.virtuosgames.com.

About Virtuos
Founded in 2004, Virtuos Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company with operations in China, Vietnam, Canada, France, Japan, Ireland and the United States. With over 1,200 full-time professionals, Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA 3D art production for consoles and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. For over a decade, Virtuos has successfully delivered high quality content for nearly 1,000 projects and its customers include 18 of the top 20 digital entertainment companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.virtuosgames.com.

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