Blizzard is acquiring the studio behind fantasy battle royale Spellbreak

Blizzard Entertainment plans to acquire its first new studio in more than 15 years. In a report from VentureBeat, the company said it intends to acquire the Boston-based studio Proletariat. As a result, Proletariat’s Spellbreak, a battle royale in which you fling spells at your enemies instead of bullets, will shut down.

“After more than four years of elemental magic and spell combinations, we’ve made the decision to end development of Spellbreak,” the company wrote on its website. “The servers will be shut down as of early 2023.”

Proletariat was founded in 2012 and launched its first game, World Zombination, on mobile in 2015. In addition to developing traditional

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