What was an open secret has become a purchase by Activison Blizzard. From today, they are made with study Vicarious Visions, who were in charge of developments such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy y Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. In this way, the absorption of the developer is completed and as indicated in the recent statement, its 200 employees will be part of the workforce of Blizzard Activion to dedicate himself to the various video games and initiatives that are currently in place.
In the executive area they have also been subjected to some changes. Jen Oneal, who was until now the executive director of Vicarious Visions becomes Executive Vice President of Development for Blizzard, where he will be together with J. Allen Brack, current president of the company. The position of Jen Oneal will be covered in turn by Simon Ebejer, who was the director of operations of Vicarious Visions previously.
“After a long period of collaboration with Vicarious Visions and having a great relationship, Blizzard saw that there was a good opportunity with the studio to provide long-term support.”
Jason Schreier, Bloomberg journalist, expanded the information in a complete article talking about this absorption and what it would focus on Vicarious Visions. They are currently working on the famous and rumored remake of Diablo II after the passage of Team 1 through production and that they were set aside due to insufficient results obtained in Warcraft III: Reforge. Diablo II: Resurrected would be his name, whose artistic direction would be carried out by the creators of Diablo IV together with the support of Vicarious Visions.
This absorption of Vicarious Visions It would also coincide with a restructuring of the company that would be dismantling several of the teams that have worked on classic titles. For example Team 1 would see several of its components fired or even taken to other sectors, many others are part of independent studies.
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