Blizzard absorbs 200 Activision employees following merge of rumored Diablo II remaster team


The Blizzard family got a whole lot bigger this past week. Games Industry reported that the World of Warcraft developer absorbed 200 employees from the Activision side, thanks to a restructuring of the larger firm.

The new staff comes with the Albany-based Vicarious Visions studio, which previously worked games like Tony Hawk Pro Skater and Destiny. One of that studio’s execs, Jen Oneal, was moved over to become an executive VP of development at Blizzard. Going forward, Vicarious Visions will be devoted to Blizzard’s titles.

Vicarious Visions was (and possibly still is) rumored to be working on a remastered version of Diablo II.

“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for [Vicarious Visions] to provide long-term support,” a representative said.

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