Vicarious Visions has moved from the Activision facet of the corporate to the Blizzard facet transferring ahead, reviews Gameindustry.biz. This shift additionally locations the studio head, Jen Oneal, on the Blizzard management workforce the place she’s going to report back to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.
Vicarious Visions has a wealth of labor on Activision titles below its belt, most lately the Tony Hawk recreation resurrection within the type of Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1+2, which was properly obtained.
“Neglect the bizarre peripherals, dangerous sequels, and questionable ports that outlined Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater within the collection’ later years,” says Recreation Informer’s Brian Shea in our overview. “As a substitute, keep in mind the glory days of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, as a result of that’s the place you’re going with Tony Hawk’s Professional Skater 1 and a pair of. By returning to the primary two video games within the franchise and modernizing them with adjustments massive and small, developer Vicarious Visions reminds us why we fell in love with this collection within the first place.” Over time, Vicarious Visions has been concerned with myriad Activision properties, together with the Skylanders and Guitar Hero franchises. The checklist of video games Vicarious has touched is large, but additionally contains Name of Responsibility, Future, and Crash Bandicoot. Whew!
This shift will not be anticipated to maneuver the 200-ish individual Vicarious Visions workforce out of their New York firm headquarters. What function Vicarious will play at Blizzard and what initiatives they are going to be engaged on is not but identified, however they are going to be engaged on current Blizzard video games and initiatives, so far as the preliminary scope goes.
What do you concentrate on the change for Vicarious Visions? Is that this a chance to buff up some Blizzard titles that would use some further energy? Are you lamenting the potential lack of extra Tony Hawk titles? Tell us what you consider the merger within the feedback beneath!