You are almost definitely not going to see Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV this year, and Vicarious Visions has been absorbed into Blizzard to work on exclusively Blizzard games — but Activision Blizzard still has some tricks up its dirty, stinky sleeves. On its financial call yesterday, Activision Blizzard revealed that more “remastered content” is in the works to be revealed this year. This would presumably fall in line, in some fashion, with the company’s other recent remastered game collections, including Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 from Vicarious Visions and Spyro Reignited Trilogy from Toys for Bob.
Activision Blizzard Chief Financial Officer and President of Emerging Businesses Dennis M. Durkin stated, “So across our three biggest franchises (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Candy Crush) we have great momentum and then we have a few other things up our sleeve in terms of remastered content that we’ll unveil in due course which should provide a further opportunity for us this year.”
What Activision Blizzard remasters could be in the works for 2021 is anyone’s guess. A Tony Hawk 3 and 4 remaster seems reasonable, but it definitely would not be coming from Vicarious Visions. What do you hope that the company has in the works?