Skylanders dev Vicarious Visions is formally renamed Blizzard Albany

Skylanders dev Vicarious Visions is formally renamed Blizzard Albany

In a sadly anticipated transfer, veteran improvement studio Vicarious Visions has been rebranded as Blizzard Albany.

“We’ve officially merged with Blizzard Entertainment,” the developer tweeted at the moment.

“Our development team will remain in Albany, NY and fully dedicated to Blizzard games.”

The developer then shared a hyperlink to the principle Blizzard Twitter account, and invited its present followers to hitch them there.

We’ve formally merged with Blizzard Entertainment. Our improvement crew will stay in Albany, NY and totally devoted to Blizzard video games. We invite you to comply with us @Blizzard_Ent

— Vicarious Visions (@VvisionsStudio) April 12, 2022

Last yr, Vicarious Visions workers had been reportedly informed about this rebranding on an organization name. However, at the moment, nothing was formally confirmed. The transfer follows the corporate’s newer alignment with Blizzard (fairly than the Activision arm of the corporate) and its work on Diablo 2: Resurrected.

Vicarious Visions was initially based in 1991 and have become a part of Activision in 2005. Its prolific output included work on the writer’s Guitar Hero and Skylanders franchises, in addition to Destiny 2.

More not too long ago, it discovered popularity of its work on the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the well-received Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2.

Activision Blizzard in the meantime is at present going through intense scrutiny and quite a few lawsuits over its poisonous office atmosphere, with a number of stories of sexual misconduct and abuse.

In gentle of those accusations, the embattled writer has appointed Kristen Hines as its new chief variety, fairness and inclusion officer.

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