After collaborating collectively “for some time”.
Activision has introduced that Vicarious Visions, the studio behind final yr’s acclaimed Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2 remake, is being merged into the Blizzard aspect of its enterprise.
Vicarious Visions has been creating video games for over three many years in the past now, having been based in 1990, and was acquired by Activision in 2005. It is labored on an enormous variety of huge identify franchises in that point, together with Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, Future 2, Skylanders, and Name of Responsibility.
The newly introduced merger, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, will refocus Vicarious Visions’ 200-strong crew of staff to turn out to be “absolutely devoted to present Blizzard video games and initiatives”, efficient from at the moment.
Chatting with GamesIndustry.biz, a consultant revealed that Vicarious Visions had already been collaborating with Blizzard “for a while” – however didn’t specify on which undertaking – and that “Blizzard realised there was a possibility for [the studio] to offer long-term help”.
As a part of the merger, Vicarious Visions’ studio head Jen Oneal has been promoted to Blizzard’s govt vp of growth, and Vicarious Visions’ chief working officer Simon Ebejer will step into Oneal’s vacated function.
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