Vicarious Visions, the studio responsible for Crash Bandicoot N. Theintrilogy and Tony Hawk’s professional skaters, may have been integrated into Blizzard by Activision and working on a remake of Diablo 2.
Activision Blizzard confirms integration into GI.biz, Baikarias Visions A team of about 200 employees will work at Blizzard, “fully devoting itself to existing Blizzard games and initiatives.”
This means that the studio is no longer the lead developer when it comes to creating games.
“After working with Vicarious Visions for a while and building a great relationship, Blizzard realized that he had the following opportunities: [Vicarious Visions] To provide long-term support, “the representative told GI.biz.
Activision Blizzard didn’t reveal what the team was working on, but Bloomberg’s report may have shed light on it.
According to the report, Vicarious Visions has been working on the Diablo franchise with Blizzard since 2020, especially the remake of Diablo 2.
According to the report, the remake was originally developed by Blizzard’s Team 1 in charge of Warcraft 3: Reforged. The game wasn’t as successful as expected due to glitches and missing features.
To avoid repeating these mistakes, the team was separated from the Diablo 2 remake and handed over to the Diablo 4 team. The company then introduced Vicarious Visions to help with the remake work known as Diablo 2: Resurrected.
A Blizzard spokesman declined to comment on Vicarious Visions’ current project for Bloomberg, simply stating that the studio had supported Blizzard “for some time.”
Vicarious Visions was acquired by Activision in 2005 and has worked on titles such as Guitar Hero, Tony Hawk, Crash Bandicoot, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and Skylanders as a support team for Bungie on Destiny 2.