Vicarious Visions, the studio recognised for in depth remasters, has formally dropped its name and become an extension of Blizzard Entertainment.
Prior studies indicated that Vicarious Visions would shed its title and develop into a totally integrated component of Blizzard Amusement, anything confirmed by the Vicarious Visions Twitter account on Tuesday, which declared the completion of the merger.
“We’ve formally merged with Blizzard Enjoyment. Our improvement staff will keep on being in Albany, NY and completely focused to Blizzard game titles. We invite you to abide by us @Blizzard_Ent,” the Twitter submit reads.
Vicarious Visions was previously beneath the Activision Publishing aspect of Activision Blizzard, wherever the group worked on a variety of remasters of game titles, including Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2, which bought around one million copies inside its initially two months of launch. Soon after getting moved beneath Blizzard Amusement in January 2021, Vicarious Visions went on to co-acquire Diablo 2: Resurrected.
Per occupation listings, the now-renamed Blizzard Albany is aiding with the improvement of Diablo 4, hiring for a lot of positions for the forthcoming action position-playing game. Diablo 4 was delayed in the previous handful of months, pursuing various firings and former Blizzard Amusement co-lead Jen Oneal departing the organization in the wake of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit.
Activision Blizzard is presently in the course of action of currently being obtained by Microsoft for Xbox in a deal worthy of just about $69 billion. The offer, which is slated to shut by June 2023, will include Activision Blizzard — which consists of Activision, Blizzard Amusement and King — to the Xbox initially-occasion lineup.
Blizzard Amusement operates various offices throughout the planet, with significant groups found in Irvine, California, Austin, Texas and now Albany, New York. Other impending jobs throughout the developer incorporate Overwatch 2 and a new survival IP.