Blizzard acquires Spellbreak studio Proletariat to bolster World of Warcraft

Blizzard Entertainment has acquired Spellbreak maker Proletariat to beef up the

staff on its massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

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 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.