A day after Spellbreak announced its shutdown, a new report says Blizzard Entertainment has acquired the game studio Proletariat.
It’s been a tumultuous day for Boston, Massachusetts-based development studio Proletariat, Inc. After four years of operation, this studio’s magical battle royale title Spellbreak will be closed. The studio did not give any reason as to why their online game is ending soon in 2023, but many have speculated that the reason is to keep the servers running with the number of players. low is no longer cost-effective.
While this news has disappointed fans of the title, many are beginning to wonder what will happen next for the studio. Although gamers still have the rest of the year to participate in Spellbreak’s magical battles, no one knows what Proletariat’s fate will be. It turns out the studio is joining one of the biggest game developers in the world in a surprising announcement yesterday.
Although there has been no official confirmation from Blizzard or Proletariat, GamesBeat journalist Dean Takahashi has confirmed the two studios will join forces. According to the news, Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Proletariat for an unspecified amount. The deal itself is the largest acquisition Blizzard has made in at least the past 10 years, with the last external studio added to the company being Swinging Ape in 2005.
This move may not be too surprising as Proletariat has been helping Blizzard since May. However, now Proletariat has officially joined Blizzard, and the company’s 100-person team will be added to the World of Warcraft team. With an expanded staff, Blizzard hopes that the quality and timing goals for the title’s upcoming expansions will be easier to achieve, reducing the time between content updates to maximize revenue. attract players.
The team at Proletariat is likely to stay busy for a while as World of Warcraft’s ninth expansion is set to launch later this year. The Dragonflight expansion announced earlier this year not only brings players new story content, but also a new continent to explore, as well as a dragon riding system and the addition of an extra race and class. completely new item. With a new team, the year-end expansion will probably have even more exciting content for World of Warcraft.
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