Blizzard’s Biggest Acquisition In 10 Years Will Help Meet “Voracious” Demands Of WoW Players
Posted On June 29, 2022
Blizzard Entertainment is acquiring Boston-based game studio Proletariat, which will work on World of Warcraft going forward to help meet the “voracious appetite” among players for new content. This is happening at the same time that Blizzard is itself being acquired by Microsoft through the Xbox maker’s $75 billion deal to purchase Activision Blizzard.
As part of the deal, which was revealed first to VentureBeat, Proletariat will become a Blizzard studio, and its 100 developers will contribute to the ongoing development of WoW, including the Dragonflight expansion that is due out this year. Proletariat’s latest game, Spellbreak, is shutting down.
This is just the latest expansion for Blizzard, as the veteran Activision studio Vicarious Visions was recently folded into Blizzard to help contribute to the Diablo franchise.
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Author: Eddie Makuch