This news, which appeared this Friday, has shocked many players. What happens is that it was revealed that Vicarious visions, one of the studies of Activision, merged with Blizzard Entertainment.
So its about 200 employees will focus their efforts on the titles developed by this company. They will be in charge of working on installments of already known series, as well as new original games.
Vicarious Visions joins the Blizzard Entertainment team
What’s wrong with this movement happening? The problem is that from what has been disclosed, Vicarious visions will be ‘fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives ”.
So you will not have time to dedicate to your own titles, or reissues of existing ones. As is the case with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, which went on sale last year. In this way, it will not be possible in the future to see contributions like this from the study.
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The above was mentioned by a representative of the company behind series such as Overwatch and Devil.
Also added ‘After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized that the studio had an opportunity to provide long-term support’.
What collaboration was he talking about? Unfortunately, this person did not clarify which project he was referring to.
The news has not gone down well with the players
The merger of Vicarious visions with Blizzard it will also lead to internal changes. The head of this study, Jen Oneal, was promoted to executive vice president of development of the second.
This is how it joins the team that leads it, and will report directly to its president, J. Allen Brack.
Who will be in charge of the position of Oneal in this developer? For his successor will be Simon Ebejer, who was previously the COO and is well known to employees.
Since 2005, Vicarious visions was part of Activision. He worked in several games, such as those belonging to series such as Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Skylanders and Call of duty.
It remains to be seen which are the specific titles in which he will work. But some fear that the creative streak of this studio will be extinguished, or even wasted, with the same series over and over again, which has a very long standing.