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Vicarious Visions Merged Into Blizzard, 'Fully Dedicated to Existing Blizzard Games'

Vicarious Visions Merged Into Blizzard, 'Fully Dedicated to Existing Blizzard Games' - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 January 2021 / 1,264 Views

Activision Blizzard has told GamesIndustry it has moved Vicarious Visions, the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 developer, from the Activision side of the business to the Blizzard side. 

Vicarious Visions has about 200 employees and the team is now "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives." 

"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," said a representative. 

Vicarious Visions Merged Into Blizzard, 'Fully Dedicated to Existing Blizzard Games'

Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal has been promoted to Blizzard executive vice president of development and will report directly to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.

It isn't known at this time what game Vicarious Visions is working on at Blizzard. They will remain based in Albany, New York. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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4 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 22 January 2021)

RIP Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, right after they successfully revived it.

On the plus side, hopefully future Blizzard remakes/remasters will be a heck of alot better than Warcraft 3 Reforged with Vicarious developing them.

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Marth (on 22 January 2021)

Bleh, what a waste.
But Blizzard have been bleeding so much talent over the last few years its no suprise they need an injection.

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CaptainExplosion (on 22 January 2021)

And goodbye Crash Bandicoot. -_-

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Salnax CaptainExplosion (on 22 January 2021)

Crash 4 was made by Toys for Bob, so all is not lost.

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