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Blizzard buys ‘Spellbreak’ studio Proletariat to accelerate ‘WoW’ development

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It’s a busy spell for Blizzard, with and mobile game are all arriving this year. The studio has another major release in the form of: expected to arrive at the end of 2022 Wow expansions on time and make sure they meet the quality bar, Blizzard bought Spellbreak studio Proletariat to strengthen its ranks of developers such as reports.

The news comes a day after the Proletariat announced it will… shut down 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 got off the ground. It had an average number of players of 166 last month. on the other hand, has over a thousand times as many players at any one time

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

Wow CEO John Hight has spoken of the difficulties his team has had in hiring players to deliver content updates to players more quickly (the studio in the studio may have played a part in that). Getting the proletariat on board should help.

“A big part of our teams’ concern is making sure we have the resources to create experiences our communities will love, while giving our teams the space to explore even more creative possibilities within their projects,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “Proletariat is perfectly suited to support Blizzard’s mission to bring quality content to our players more often.”

Activision Blizzard itself is in the works. Considering the and with the company, there’s a bit of irony in Blizzard grabbing a studio called

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