Talent in the country should be recognized, and if that still needs further reason, Microsoft’s first-party studio The Coalition has just brought forth Gears of War 4 for the Xbox One and Windows, and they did all that with the help of Synergy 88 Digital Inc.
The Coalition had selected Synergy 88 Digitical Inc., an IT conglomerate and industry leader in the Philippines, as a development partner to make 3D art assets for Gears of War 4. With that, the company is the first Microsoft-certified studio in the Philippines for game art outsourcing.
“I would like to thank Synergy88 Digital for their contribution in making the environments of Gears of War 4 come to life. Their quality was world class and they delivered when we needed them to. We look forward to collaborating with them on future projects,” said The Coalition Director of Production Walter de Torres.
President of Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) Alvin Juban also commends Synergy88 Digital for their work with The Coalition. “There has been no greater honor and pleasure than serving with the Coalition. The mentorship, work style and communication practice, the entire experience from qualification to execution was beyond all our expectations”, he said.
The 3D assets created by Synergy88 Digital:
“Triple A titles like Gears of War 4, require a small army of developers and several years to complete. Many times additional help is needed to bring a title of this magnitude to market. Microsoft chose a handful of key partners from around the world to provide additional development help. One of the art content partners was Synergy88 Digital located in Manila, Philippines,” de Torres added.
By being part of an elite game development team, Synergy 88 Digital joins the ranks of premiere 3D game art providers in the world. Synergy 88 Managing Director and Co-Founder Jackie Chua says, “Our investment in hardware and software, particularly human resources is paying off. Two years ago, this partnership was just a gleam in the horizon. Since then we’ve consistently and continuously grew our capabilities, our facilities, and our people because we foresee bigger, more resource-driven engagements with our partners.”
It’s high-time that local talents become recognized on a global scale, and Synergy88 Digital’s work with Gears of War 4 is a proof that, indeed, the gaming industry in the Philippines is booming.