Vicarious Visions Blizzard

Vicarious Visions, the clearly talented development team behind Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, is now officially a part of Blizzard Entertainment. This merger was announced over a year ago — not long before we learned that Vicarious Visions would be developing Diablo 2 Resurrected.

So yeah, it's Blizzard titles from here on out for Vicarious Visions. And, to be fair, its help is probably more than welcome. Blizzard's in a particularly tricky position these days as a company, its development cycles having been significantly upset by serious workplace allegations and the pandemic. The likes of Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV are still, seemingly, years away.

Vicarious Visions will retain its office in Albany, New York, but it's perhaps a shame that the studio won't be blessing us with any more amazing remakes. Of course, it should also be noted that Activision Blizzard is owned by Microsoft now — but the Xbox maker has said that it'll continue to release Activision Blizzard titles on PlayStation platforms for the foreseeable future.