Activision Blizzard has moved its Vicarious Visions studio from the Activision side of the business to the Blizzard side. The news comes from GameIndustry.biz
Vicarious Visions Merged With Activision Blizzard
Going forward, the Vicarious Visions team of about 200 people will be employees of Blizzard. And “fully dedicating to existing Blizzard games and initiatives.”. Which also means the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 studio will no longer be creating games as the lead developer.
“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,” therefore a representative explained to us. They declined to specify what the team has been working on with Blizzard, or for how long.
As part of the move, Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal is now the Blizzard executive vice president of development. Also, Where she joins the company’s leadership team and will report directly to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.
Oneal is being replacing in the Vicarious Visions studio head role by Simon Ebejer, who previously was as a chief operating officer for the studio. Also, the company came up as the property of Activision in 2005 and has been in on many of the publisher’s biggest franchises over the years, including Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Destiny, Skylanders, and Call of Duty.
If you don’t know, the company is behind many good games. Their latest release is the remake of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. Also known as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. Destiny is also one of the most known game of this company. We can also call Guitar Hero, Spider-Man 3 Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy good releases from the developers. We hope to see this merging will make the company get better and make high-quality games. Congratulations to them again!