Journalist Jason Shearer reveals that the former Activision studio has actually been working with Blizzard for some time.
Yesterday, Blizzard announced the absorption of Vicarious Visions Studio Activision. Although it was only reported in its statement that the developer will stop working on franchise games like Crash Bandicoot a Tony Hawk To focus on projects in Blizzard Properties, a new report from journalist Jason Scherier revealed the game the team had been working on, which has been in production for some time and belongs to the hit series. Diablo.
The Diablo II edition was originally developed by Team Blizzard 1Shearer reports that the first game Vicarious Visions is working on under the Blizzard umbrella is a replica of Diablo II. He explains that originally, development of this project was started by Team 1, A team from California in charge of games like StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, StarCraft Remastered, and Warcraft 3 Reforged. However, due to the disastrous performance of this latter title, the company chose to transfer development of a remake to Team 3, Who developed the Diablo IV batch. To help them with their work, he added staff from Mutual visions This, as we now know, actually belongs to the ranks of Blizzard.
Unfortunately, with this restructuring, the first team was also disbanded. Many of the team members were able to position themselves in other positions within the company, but others ended up fired and some resigned to join other studios such as DreamHaven from Mike Morhaime, the former co-founder of Blizzard.
An additional detail revealed by Shearer was that the reorganization of the Blizzard teams (which led to the dissolution of Team 1) occurred on the same day the company announced that it would stop producing new content for StarCraft II; This means in October last year.
At the moment, Blizzard did not want to comment on the matter other than announcing the addition of Vicarious Visions.
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