Blizzard has acquired the creators of Spellbreak Battle Royale

Blizzard has acquired the creators of Spellbreak Battle Royale

Yesterday, a studio with the interesting name Proletariat announced that it was closing its Spellbreak Battle Royale.
And now, apparently, there's a follow-up to that news - Proletariat is becoming part of Blizzard Entertainment.Proletariat is based in Boston, USA, and consists of about 100 people.
All of them are now working on World of Warcraft, including the upcoming addition, Dragonflight.
As Blizzard hopes, the Proletariat team will help to more confidently meet quality and production speed goals for World of Warcraft expansions.
Screenshot from Spellbreak.In an interview with VentureBeat, the head of Proletariat says he discussed the latest scandals surrounding Blizzard with potential new bosses before the takeover.
The team was assured that improvements to the work culture are ongoing-the Proletariat leader praised the changes Blizzard is now seeking.The Proletariat team includes industry veterans with extensive experience in MMOs-such as the lead designers of Asheron's Call, Lord of the Rings Online, and Dungeons & Dragons Online.
According to VentureBeat, this purchase will be the largest for Blizzard in at least a decade.
Apparently, the recent merger with Vicarious Visions does not count: it was already part of Activision Blizzard and only changed its status within the family.Proletariat began working on World of Warcraft back in May, but full integration with Blizzard will be completed in a few months.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Gennady Vorobiev ShareTagsIndustry

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