Virtuis (/ˈvɜrtʃuɪs/) is a 2016 free-to-play online first-person shooter video game developed by Pseudomax Los Angeles and published by Pseudomax. It was released for computers on June 7, 2016 and for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles on August 13, 2016.

In the game, players can play three game modes: Solo, which usez an "every man for himself" format; Duos, where players can fight on teams of two; Trios, where players can fight on teams a three, and Quads, where each player can have three teammates. In each mode, only 12 players are allowed per server.

The game has received many positive reviews and is very popular. As of June 15, 2020 has ReviewGame score of 97%. It won four OGN Awards in 2016, and was nominated for three more.

Gameplay

In the game, players can play three game modes: Solo, which usez an "every man for himself" format; Duos, where players can fight on teams of two; Trios, where players can fight on teams a three, and Quads, where each player can have three teammates. In each mode, only 12 players are allowed per server.

Players can have a wide range of weapons, from katanas to guns. They can also customize their avatars' features, including suits, tops, bottoms, headwear, footwear, faces, height, weight, and accesories; these can be purchased with an in-game currency called Coins, which you can get from you or your team winning Wars, in-game fights. Coins can also be purchased with real money.

Development

In April 2011, Dominic Paquiz and Antonio Moros pitched a video game to Pseudomax. The idea was a first-person shooter called Virtuis: Online Shooter. Pseudomax agreed to the idea in June, and Paquiz shortened the name to Virtuis.

From October 2011 to March 2015, Pseudomax Los Angeles developed the game using the Unity engine. The game's music was composed by Nope.

Release

Prior to Virtuis itself being released, the game's official trailer was released on YouTube January 20, 2016.[1]

Edition Platform Release date
Original Edition PC June 7, 2016
PS4 Edition PS4 August 13, 2016
Xbox One Edition Xbox One

Reception

Critical reception

Virtuis has a 97% approval rating on ReviewGame. As of June 13, 2020, the video game's PC version has an 8/10 score Syklopz; the PS4 edition has 8.8/10 rating and the Xbox One edition has a score of 7.9/10.

Awards and accolades

Year Organization Award Nominee Results
2017 OGN Awards Best Game Developer Pseudomax Won
Best FPS Game Virtuis Won
Best PC Video Game Nominated
Best PS4 Video Game Nominated
Best Xbox One Game Won
Best Online Game Nominated
Best Game of 2016 Won

Machinima

The game has spawned many machinima web films and web series, most notably Network Theta's Gray Gray, Flickscene's A New Earth, and Dragon Offline's Number 1.3.

Footnotes

  1. Virtuis - Official Gameplay Trailer | Pseudomax
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