Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater remaster studio Vicarious Visions joins Blizzard

Vicarious Visions, the studio behind the current Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 remasters, is now part of Blizzard Home entertainment, reports GamesIndustry.biz. The studio has actually been combined with the designer behind Wow, Overwatch, and Diablo to offer “long-term support,” Blizzard stated in a declaration to GamesIndustry.

Blizzard has actually been working with Vicarious Visions for a long time, an agent for Blizzard stated, however it’s unclear on which tasks. Blizzard has a fairly high variety of revealed titles in advancement, consisting of Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, and Diablo Immortal. None of those video games have actually revealed release dates, nevertheless.

We may know more about Blizzard’s plans — and how they involve Vicarious Visions’ more than 200 employees — soon. BlizzConline, an online-only version of the developer’s annual BlizzCon gaming convention, will take place Feb. 19-20.

Vicarious Visions was founded in 1990 and initially focused on titles for Game Boy and PC platforms. The company was acquired by Activision in 2005, and went on to develop video games in the Guitar Hero, Transformers, Crash Bandicoot, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Skylanders franchises. Vicarious Visions studio head Jennifer Oneal has actually been promoted to executive vice president of advancement at Blizzard, and will report to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.