Vicarious Visions, the studio behind the current Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remasters, is now a part of Blizzard Entertainment, reviews GamesIndustry.biz. The studio has been merged with the developer behind World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo to offer “long-term support,” Blizzard stated in an announcement to GamesIndustry.
Blizzard has been working with Vicarious Visions for a while, a consultant for Blizzard stated, nevertheless it’s not clear on which tasks. Blizzard has a comparatively excessive variety of introduced titles in improvement, together with Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and Diablo Immortal. None of these video games have introduced launch dates, nonetheless.
We might know extra about Blizzard’s plans — and the way they contain Vicarious Visions’ greater than 200 workers — quickly. BlizzConline, an online-only model of the developer’s annual BlizzCon gaming conference, will happen Feb. 19-20.
Vicarious Visions was based in 1990 and initially targeted on titles for Game Boy and PC platforms. The firm was acquired by Activision in 2005, and went on to develop video games within the Guitar Hero, Transformers, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Skylanders franchises. Vicarious Visions studio head Jennifer Oneal has been promoted to government vice chairman of improvement at Blizzard, and can report back to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.