Proletariat Studios sells out to Activision Blizzard in further blow to Marxism
Blizzard acquires Spellbreak studio Proletariat to bolster World of Warcraft development.
This article will be updated as additional information becomes available. We expect an official announcement from Blizzard regarding their plans for the acquisition and the impact on World of Warcraft going forward.
Spellbreak has an animated aesthetic very similar to those in Blizzard games, clear influences from Pixar and other traditional animated franchises.
Blizzard has acquired Boston based Proletariat Inc the developers of Spellbreak. The Proletariat team have been brought in to work with the World of Warcraft development team to improve the rate of content releases.
Under the deal, Boston-based Proletariat will become part of Blizzard, and its team of 100 people will begin working on World of Warcraft, including the Dragonflight expansion coming later this year. Spellbreak, a battle royale game where wizards and witches cast spells at each other, will be sunset. (The company announced this news yesterday.)
The move is the biggest acquisition that Blizzard has made — at least for the past decade — to expand its studios. In this case, the mission is to beef up the staffing for World of Warcraft so that it can hit quality and timing goals for expansions. Terms of this transaction were not disclosed. – WoWhead
After more than four years of elemental magic and spell combinations, we’ve made the decision to end development of Spellbreak. The servers will be shut down as of early 2023. Thank you to the millions of players who have joined us in the Hollow Lands since 2018; it’s been an amazing journey.
Our vision was to create a fresh, multiplayer action-spellcasting game with exceptional movement and class customization that would give players the chance to unleash their inner battlemage. We are grateful to everyone in the game’s community for exploring the magical worlds and experiences we created together. Spellbreak was an ambitious project that saw our team push new boundaries in design and development and we are excited to continue to innovate as we create new titles in the future.
To all Spellbreak fans around the world, thank you for the support and dedication that made the game and community so special.
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