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Activision Unit Plans to Buy Studio to Aid World of Warcraft

  • Employees of Proletariat expected to work on game, report says
  • Fans have assailed game maker for long waits on new releases
Gamers play 'World of Warcraft' at an event in Cologne, Germany.

Gamers play 'World of Warcraft' at an event in Cologne, Germany.

Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg
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Activision Blizzard Inc. subsidiary Blizzard Entertainment plans to acquire the studio Proletariat Inc. and bring on 100 of its workers. Those employees are expected to work on Blizzard’s online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

“We are putting players at the forefront of everything we do, and we are working hard to both meet and exceed their expectations,” Blizzard President Mike Ybarra told VentureBeat, which first reported the news. “Proletariat is a perfect fit for supporting Blizzard’s mission in bringing high-quality content to our players more often.”