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 staff of about 200 individuals will now be “absolutely devoted to present Blizzard video games and initiatives.” Meaning for any video games Vicarious Visions works on sooner or later, it is not going to function the lead improvement studio.
“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for a while and growing an awesome relationship, Blizzard realized there was a possibility for [Vicarious Visions] to supply long-term help,” a Blizzard spokesperson informed GamesIndustry.biz. The studio didn’t specify what tasks Vicarious Visions is offering help for presently, as Blizzard Leisure is presently 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 varied tasks throughout quite a few franchises, together with Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, and Guitar Hero.