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Game developers can now use StratusCore's Virtual Studio platform
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Game developers can now use StratusCores Virtual Studio platform

Game Development

Game developers can now use StratusCore's Virtual Studio platform

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Richard Harris Richard Harris

A content production technology company has announced a big update to its cloud-based Virtual Studio platform

StratusCore, a content production technology company, has announced significant enhancements to its cloud-based Virtual Studio platform that allows digital artists and creative studios to create content in a more cost-effective way with on-demand access to an expanded range of software tools, compute and collaboration.

StratusCore’s Virtual Studio is a pre- to post-production platform that includes a centralized, secure workflow, allowing artists to create, store, share, render and transfer their work easily, and enable geographically dispersed teams to collaborate on content at a moment’s notice.

New features:

- Digital Escrow service: Provides the content creation industry a business framework that enables a milestone-based content review, approval, delivery and payment system between artists and content buyers.

- Virtual Workstation Anywhere Program: Enables digital artists to create using a variety of creative software applications, including game engines and 3D modeling programs such as Maya, Nuke and C4D through their Virtual Workstation platform, via just a computer, browser and at least an 8Mbps connection. Virtual Workstations run without the overhead or expense of a thin or zero client hardware, resulting in significant cost savings.

- Game Development Virtual Workstation: StratusCore now enables game developers to leverage its Virtual Studio platform to access and use Unity 2017 and Unreal Engine 4 game creation tools. Support for additional gaming platforms such as CRYENGINE is in development.

The new offering provides game developers the ability to genuinely collaborate remotely with any number of users and effectively “pass the baton” to switch between viewer and editor seamlessly.

"It is the first virtual workstation that provides developers with the ability to create and review content at 1080p at 60 frames per second over a 32 Mbps connection, which ensures high image quality and smooth motion for graphic-intensive gaming content," according to StratusCore.

- LaunchPad: Gives digital artists the option to access cloud rendering directly from StratusCore’s 3D Virtual Workstation. LaunchPad will also be available this summer as a downloadable application that enables cloud-based rendering via a drop-down menu directly from the user’s desktop applications.

- New Pricing Models for Rendering Software: In addition to these product enhancements, the company will be introducing a new subscription-based pricing model for its rendering software and plug-ins that allow customers to get steep volume discounts without high up-front package prices. A subscription promotional offer is available today as a precursor to this new pricing that will be available in mid-August. StratusCore expects to expand its new pricing model to the full suite of products that make up its Virtual Studio platform soon.

“There’s a massive opportunity to unleash significant efficiencies in digital content creation with the flexibility, intelligence and collaboration that only the cloud can impart, ” said Denise Muyco, co-founder and CEO of StratusCore. “We are staying ahead of the pack by closely working with our artist community and partners to build a potent set of connected services that allow digital artists and studios to better compete in the digital content creation workplace.”

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