Activision Blizzard has made Vicarious Visions part of Blizzard Entertainment,
. Activision acquired the studio
back in 2005
, three years before
their merger with Blizzard
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.