Blizzard buys ‘Spellbreak’ studio Proletariat to speed up ‘WoW’ development

It’s a busy spell for Blizzard, with , and mobile game all arrive this year. The studio has another big release in the form of which is expected to arrive at the end of 2022. to get help Impressive Getting expansions out on time and making sure they meet the bar in terms of quality bought Blizzard spellbreak Studio Proletariat to strengthen its ranks of developers, as reports.

The news comes a day after the proletariat announced its closure spellbreak early next year. The free-to-play game is an intriguing take on the battle royale genre, where players use magical powers instead of weapons. However, the game never started. It had an average player count of 166 in the last month. , on the other hand has more than a thousand times as many players at any given time.

More than 100 developers of Proletariat are now in focus world of warcraft, although the studio has been working with Blizzard since last month. The Boston-based studio also plans to expand its team.

Impressive General Manager John Hight has spoken about the difficulties his team has had in hiring to get content updates to players faster (those at the studio may have played a part in this). Getting the proletariat on board should help.

“A big part of caring for our teams is making sure we have the resources to produce experiences our communities will love and giving our teams room to explore even more creative possibilities in their projects,” said Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “Proletariat is a perfect fit to support Blizzard’s mission to bring quality content more frequently to our players.”

Activision Blizzard is itself in the process of becoming. Given and by the company, it’s a bit ironic that Blizzard snaps up a studio called.

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