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The American studio Vicarious Visions will officially disappear.
Activision subsidiary since 2005, Vicarious Visions is no longer a studio but a development team dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment and its licenses. According to information from Jason Schreier from the Bloomberg site, it takes the place of Team 1, known as the classic team, which was disbanded last fall due to negative feedback from players regarding Warcraft 3: Reforged. Hand in hand with the Diablo 4 team, the 200 employees of the late Vicarious Visions are reportedly currently working on a Diablo 2 remake.
Blizzard said today that it’s absorbing Vicarious Visions. What it didn’t say:
– VV has been working on a Diablo II remake
– Team 1, Blizzard’s “classic team,” was quietly dismantled last fall
New from me, including some insight on WC3 Reforged: https://t.co/VGczypoBPi
– Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) January 22, 2021
Vicarious Visions merges with Blizzard Entertainment
“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for a while and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for Vicarious Visions to provide long-term support.“, Explained a representative of Blizzard Entertainment.
As part of the move, Vicarious Visions studio director Jen Oneal has been promoted to executive vice president of development at Blizzard, where she joins the company’s leadership team and will report directly to the president. of Blizzard, J. Allen Brack. Oneal is moreover replaced in the role of director of the studio Vicarious Visions by Simon Ebejer, who previously held the position of director of operations of the studio. In fact, he will above all now be at the head of a simple development team for Blizzard.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.