Blizzard North Consolidated
8:14 AM | Blake Buck | Comment on this story
Gamespot recently posted an article announcing that Blizzard North, the development team behind the Diablo series will be consolidated with Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Entertainment claims that the consolidation aims to improve efficiency between the two teams, and that Blizzard North will continue work on an "unannounced project". Several of Blizzard North's key designers have left in recent years to form their own companies. Gamespot writes:
"Blizzard North alumni have gone on to form at least three independent game studios of note: ArenaNet, formed in March of 2000 by Mike O'Brien, Patrick Wyatt, and Jeff Strain (and since acquired by NCsoft); Flagship Studios, founded in 2003 by Brevik, the Schaefer brothers, and Bill Roper (among others); and Castaway Entertainment, also founded in 2003 by brothers Stefan and Mike Scandizzo."Flagship Studios recently mentioned a Mac version of their new "Diablo II killer," Hellgate: London, might be in the works. To view the IMG article on Hellgate: London, or view the Gamespot article, click the links below.
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
Gamespot Article - Blizzard Shutters Northern Outpost
IMG Article - Hellgate: London Mac Mention
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