Vicarious Visions will reportedly merge fully with Blizzard, dropping its old name

Activision announced earlier this year that Vicarious Visions, a developer for Blizzard games, would be repositioned in celebration of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. Polygon has learned that the studio will cease to exist as it merges with Warcraft-maker.

According to Vicarious Visions sources, the name change was announced at yesterday’s town hall. Although no new name has been officially confirmed, many believe the studio will be rebranded under the Blizzard Albany brand, in keeping with its other satellite offices. Staff told Polygon that Visions would still operate under the umbrella of (but not specifically) Blizzard.

Although staff acknowledged that it wasn’t a surprise move, some employees felt blindsided by the fact that it was made in a “light-hearted” meeting. Bizarrely, the announcement was made by management during a Halloween costume day in the studio. Polygon noted that many employees had been dressed up in scary costumes when the news broke.

One employee commented that despite all the talk by the leadership about transparency in the wake of the lawsuit and the resulting fiasco they made, the fact that they chose to blindside everyone with this is about as transparent as it gets.

This refers to Activision Blizzard’s ongoing lawsuit against two government agencies over allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and discrimination. The publisher tried to stop the lawsuit because of a conflict. However, it is unlikely Activision will cease trying to use the dispute between California’s Department for Employment and Housing and California’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its benefit.

According to reports, Vicarious Visions leadership told staff that there are no layoffs as part of the merger. Activision also merged Spyro developer Toys for Bob with a Call of Duty support centre. However, it remains to see if the studio will be absorbed by another publisher.

https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/4IMYsXn7Qe8
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/jemdgczhrGo
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/cPB5k7Ya_B0
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/w98zNi5OAMI
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/kYorWf-v9l4
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/JSadEXRQToY
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/3fzlSs1TibM
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/Sny9-aw8kmo
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/Qr0gkuoHDk4
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21free-futcoins/c/O1IFxA2Qifk
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/2KKjn4yAlrM
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/uYENJ7WHTK8
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/moQ8V8qX9eA
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/4SigWmrnTTo
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/SjSnUm4KcZA
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/jfL9QPPRIpA
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/UlH-ykkFapI
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/3wtX2FSYybQ
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/CM_caM_eYb4
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa-21generateur-de-fut/c/OA8gGruoT4U
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/OuXD2R4SaOE
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/jG4UzcyUCCM
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/s1fMBMacs8g
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/9f7iKmpA_UQ
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/IkeDvDQoOp4
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/cZGiCIqwvY8
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/dVeP9kp6RZ0
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/GgjtdyBWdmU
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/lFpnlKJkZug
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freefut-coins/c/tiEG48H9Yyk
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/BdKWE5B5KVA
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/P3KWySQ-2gc
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/1Q561d-6mT4
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/PjmHbgjVeVY
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/rNNMGRgf41I
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/DJvCwl_1P20
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/sdDWvRrXrrc
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/CRmxIZER4yU
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/M7EqzCw1zHU
https://groups.google.com/g/fifa21-freccoins-sansvrification/c/Tv7GfEmvSX4

You May Also Like

Philip King

About the Author: Philip King

I am working as a Researcher at The Daily News Global. I love to learn about the latest Gaming news in our world and share it with all our readers so our readers don't have to worry about it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.