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Vicarious Visions merged into Blizzard

Long-time Activision Publishing studio will be "fully dedicated" to Blizzard titles going forward; former studio head Jen Oneal promoted to Blizzard leadership's team.

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Bennibop41d ago

Well this is shit news, the recent tony hawks remakes were excellent and I was hopeful for remakes of 3 & 4

Welshy40d ago

Yep, THPS 1&2 remake was near perfect for what I expect of a remake and would've loved to see the PS2 era games given the same treatment.

It sucks a big one when talented studios get absorbed as "support" teams for bigger studios, much like Raven Software who are now just the B team to the current COD.

Bennibop40d ago

Don't forget high moon also.

-Foxtrot40d ago

Yeah tell me about it

Plus even though Crash Bandicoot 4 was alright as it was, Vicarious Visions should have made them instead since they did the N. Sane Trilogy. Toys for Bob should have stuck with Spyro.

monkey60240d ago

Well crap! Thats really disappointing! They did a great job on Crash and Tony Hawks

Ausbo40d ago

This is just awful news. Vicarious has made some bangers and now they get to be a support studio for overwatch. Activision is clueless

ApocalypseShadow40d ago

End of an era. Sucks. But expected these days as bigger corporations end up swallowing smaller entities. More things like this is going to happen.