Vicarious Visions has moved from the Activision aspect of the corporate to the Blizzard aspect shifting ahead, experiences Gameindustry.biz. This shift additionally locations the studio head, Jen Oneal, on the Blizzard management staff the place she’s going to report back to Blizzard president J. Allen Brack.
Vicarious Visions has a wealth of labor on Activision titles beneath its belt, most not too long ago the Tony Hawk recreation resurrection within the type of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, which was properly obtained.
“Forget the weird peripherals, bad sequels, and questionable ports that defined Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater in the series’ later years,” says Game Informer’s Brian Shea in our evaluation. “Instead, keep in mind the glory days of the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, because that’s the place you’re going with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and a pair of. By returning to the primary two video games within the franchise and modernizing them with modifications massive and small, developer Vicarious Visions reminds us why we fell in love with this sequence within the first place.” Over the years, 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 in addition consists of Call of Duty, Destiny, and Crash Bandicoot. Whew!
This shift shouldn’t be anticipated to maneuver the 200-ish particular person Vicarious Visions staff out of their New York firm headquarters. What position 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 present Blizzard video games and initiatives, so far as the preliminary scope goes.
What do you concentrate on the change for Vicarious Visions? Is this a possibility to buff up some Blizzard titles that would use some additional energy? Are you lamenting the potential lack of extra Tony Hawk titles? Let us know what you consider the merger within the feedback beneath!