Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard

Activision Blizzard has made Vicarious Visions part of Blizzard Entertainment, reports GamesIndustry.biz. Activision acquired the studio back in 2005, three years before their merger with Blizzard. Up until now Vicarious Visions had remained a separate studio, developing a variety of projects, most recently the reissue of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2. Now they will have to live vicariously through Blizzard being "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives." They also report:
As part of the move, Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal has been promoted to Blizzard executive vice president of development, where she joins the company's leadership team and will report directly to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.

Oneal is being replaced in the Vicarious Visions studio head role by Simon Ebejer, who previously served as chief operating officer for the studio.
View : : :
3 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older
3.
 
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard
Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
3.
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
Jan 23, 2021, 11:22
 
Seems the word going around at the moment is that they will be working on the long-rumored Diablo 2 remake.
Avatar 59311
2.
 
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard
Jan 22, 2021, 23:56
2.
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard Jan 22, 2021, 23:56
Jan 22, 2021, 23:56
 
Trapped under ice.
1.
 
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard
Jan 22, 2021, 19:24
1.
Re: Vicarious Visions Now Part of Blizzard Jan 22, 2021, 19:24
Jan 22, 2021, 19:24
 
They did good work. Shame to see them get absorbed before they could complete any more high quality reissues. Nothing the new parent company has to offer really interests me in any way, but I hope they don't squander the talent. (Who am I kidding, of course they'll squander the talent by forcing them to work on Diablo for mobile or some similar microtransaction laden garbage).
3 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older