Blizzard Entertainment Acquires Spellbreak Devs Proletariat

Blizzard Entertainment has completed the acquisition of Boston-based studio Proletariat, the devs that brought us Spellbreak, in an effort to bolster the team working on serving the World of Warcraft community better.

“We are putting players at the forefront of everything we do, and we are working hard to both meet and exceed their expectations,” said Mike Ybarra, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “A critical part of taking care of players is taking care of our teams—making sure we have the resources to produce experiences our communities will love while giving our teams space to explore even more creative opportunities within their projects. Proletariat is a perfect fit for supporting Blizzard’s mission in bringing high-quality content to our players more often.” 

We are incredibly excited to be joining Blizzard Entertainment,” said Proletariat co-founder and CEO, Seth Sivak. “Our team has always strived to put players first, and in working with the World of Warcraft team, we have learned that we are completely aligned in our commitments to innovation, quality, investing in our talent, authentic communication, and representation—both in and out of the games we make. World of Warcraft is one of the most influential games ever made and we can’t wait to be a part of that legacy and to help build an even brighter future for Azeroth.”

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Proletariat is the brainchild of industry veterans from studios like Insomniac, Harmonix, and Turbine. Utilizing their deep experience with MMORPG’s and with live service games, their most recent project is the critically-acclaimed cross-platform action-spellcasting battle royale game, Spellbreak.

This acquisition of Proletariat is another exciting step in Blizzard Entertainment’s mission to support their talented teams creatively and culturally while building AAA gaming experiences across their iconic franchises.

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