Vicarious Visions, the studio that developed Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and the remake for Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 + 2, has been reassigned inside Activision Blizzard, GamesIndustry.biz reports. Shifting ahead, the studio’s workforce of about 200 folks will now be “fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives.” Which means for any video games Vicarious Visions works on sooner or later, it won’t function the lead improvement studio.
“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for [Vicarious Visions] to provide long-term support,” a Blizzard spokesperson advised GamesIndustry.biz. The studio didn’t specify what initiatives Vicarious Visions is offering help for at present, as Blizzard Leisure is at present engaged on three titles — an ARPG hack and slash mobile game, Diablo Immortal, along with sequels for Diablo and Overwatch.
As a part of the merger, Jen Oneal, who beforehand served because the studio’s head, has been promoted as the manager vice chairman of improvement at Blizzard. Vicarious Visions was based in 1990 and have become a subsidiary of Activision in 2005. All through its 30-plus 12 months lifespan, the studio has labored on numerous initiatives throughout quite a few franchises, together with Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, and Guitar Hero.