Vicarious Visions is now officially a part of Blizzard, the developer has announced. Despite this, the team will remain in Albany, NY where it’s always been.
Vicarious Visions shared on Twitter:
“We’ve officially merged with Blizzard Entertainment. Our development team will remain in Albany, NY and fully dedicated to Blizzard games.”
Back in the day, Vicarious Visions was known for some impressive versions of console titles on Nintendo’s portable devices – notably with Tony Hawk titles. In more recent years, it made Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2, both of which are on Switch. The studio also created a number of Skylanders titles.
Reports started to surface back in October about Vicarious Visions merging with Blizzard, with the company rumored to be losing its name. Today’s tweet makes the news official.
Last year, Vicarious Visions worked on its first Blizzard project in the form of Diablo II: Resurrected. Unfortunately, it also signals the end of this team working on remakes and remasters of popular Activision games.