Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 developer Vicarious Visions merged into Blizzard

By Sean Carey,
Activision Blizzard has announced that Vicarious Visions, the developer responsible for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 and Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, will no longer fly under the Activision banner and has been merged into Blizzard Entertainment.

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As reported by gamesindustry.biz, around 200 people from the studio will now work for Blizzard and are "fully dedicated to existing Blizzard games and initiatives," meaning that Vicarious Visions will no longer lead development on games. A further report from Bloomberg suggests the studio is rumoured to be working on a remake of Diablo II. A Blizzard spokesperson did not comment on the studio's current projects but did confirm to Bloomberg that Vicarious Visions "has been working with Blizzard for some time."

The sad news here is that we're unlikely to get a Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 + 4 remake led by Vicarious Visions despite the studio doing a fantastic job with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 and it being the fastest game in the franchise's history to reach one million copies sold.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.