Vicarious Visions Needs Cinematic Layout Artist for Blizzard game

Vicarious Visions posted a new job opening for a Cinematic Layout Artist. They specify requirement for Blizzard familiarity. The highlights that caught my eye indicate they might be in post-production. That usually means they are wrapping up final stages.

Vicarious Visions is looking for a Cinematic Layout Artist. Specifically asks:

  • Familiarity with Blizzard titles.
  • Proficient with post-production software.
  • Cinematic animations in-engine.
  • Staging Motion Capture data to craft effective character animations.
  • Working closely with the Cinematic Leads developing, defining, and maintaining high-end Hollywood-caliber cutscenes and real-time cinematic content.

Vicarious Visions Simon Ebejer on Blizzard Merger

New head of Vicarious Visions Simon Ebejer has replaced Jennifer Oneal (new EVP of development at Blizzard Entertainment). Simon Ebejer talked with The Daily Gazette about the recent merger.

Here are some snippets that come to attention from the article:

  • Vicarious Visions has collaborated with Blizzard for a “decent amount of time.”
  • We’re going to be working on some incredible stuff as a part of Blizzard.
  • Ebejer said he can’t yet discuss the titles they are working on–
  • “I can’t obviously get into any specifics but it does mean a lot to see the passion of the community, and the way that both VV fans and Blizzard fans are getting excited about the possibilities that we have ahead of us.”

Jennifer Oneal Ascends to EVP of Development at Blizzard Entertainment

GameIndustry.Biz recently posted the breaking news that Vicarious Visions had merged into Blizzard Entertainment. Now the former head of Vicarious Visions posted a message in Linkedin confirming the merge and her new position as executive vice-president of development at Blizzard Entertainment.

Her Linkedin profile displays she joined the EVP role in January 2021.

Second diablo2.blizzard.com Behavior

Back in June 2020, RandomMan00 shared in Reddit a special behavior in the diablo2.blizzard.com URL. In the past, the address resolved into a “Server Not Found” error. Then, the URL resolved into Error 403, which according to the Amazon AWS support site means the page is behind the AWS Firewall, blocking access to public view.

You don’t block it behind a Firewall for nothing. Only if you are working on content.

Diablo II Downloader Placeholder?

A few days ago, Rhykker uploaded a video explaining a recent discovery buried in the Battle.net directories. The link is not public within your account page, but the file exists.

Diablo-II-Setup.exe

This file is a Diablo II downloader, but it is named differently than the normal Diablo II downloader. In fact, the file attempts to download the installer, but doesn’t find it.

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