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Working with Activision, Vicarious Visions had been on a roll. They spearheaded Crash Bandicoot’s ongoing revival by developing the N. Sane Trilogy, and recently released Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2. For all you toys-to-life fans, they were also a key piece of the Skylanders puzzle. Going forward, though, they’ll be operating in a different capacity.

As reported by, Vicarious Visions has now been merged with Blizzard. This move from one half of Activision Blizzard to the other means VV’s 200 or so employees will be supporting those titles rather than leading development themselves. Which specific Blizzard titles were not announced, but new Overwatch and Diablo titles are currently in the works. 


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.