Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater: The license in danger? New to Vicarious Visions

game news Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater: The license in danger? New to Vicarious Visions

On January 22, 2021, Blizzard announced that Vicarious Visions, the studio behind Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, was now a studio “totally dedicated to Blizzard games and initiatives.” Today, we learned that the development house no longer exists.

Vicarious Visions is no more, long live Vicarious Visions

After working with Activision Publishing for nearly 15 years to shape titles like Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Y Tony Hawk 1+2 Pro Skaterafter joining Blizzard Entertainment to make the very good Diablo II: Risen, we learned today that Vicarious Visions is no more. Indeed, the developer will no longer create games as a main developer, but will, in the future, be exclusively a support studio.

The news was shared today on the studio’s Twitter account. On the latter, Vicarious Visions announces that his team has completely merged with that of Blizzard Entertainment in order to focus entirely on Blizzard productions.

We have officially merged with Blizzard Entertainment. Our development team will remain in Albany and will be fully dedicated to Blizzard games. We invite you to follow Blizzard_Ent.

The last line of the tweet, namely “We invite you to follow Blizzard_Ent.” indicates at the same time that the Vicarious Visions Twitter page will be abandoned in favor of the official Blizzard Studios page. However, despite this merger, please note that the 200 employees of (formerly) Vicarious Visions will maintain their facilities located in Albany, New York.

After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for a while and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized that Vicarious Visions had an opportunity to provide long-term support. Blizzard spokesperson

So we imagine that these 200 employees will now help out with the many productions that are in development within Blizzard, starting with Devil IV either surveillance 2.

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What future does the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater license hold?

With this news, the future of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater license is uncertain. However, keep in mind that many Activision studios have already worked on this saga born in 1999; In addition to Neversoft, the creators of the franchise, Toys for Bob or Robomodo stood out. This means that it is very likely that the license will fall into new hands, although nothing has been announced about it yet.

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