Vicarious Visions has also previously worked on Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and more Activision franchises.
Vicarious Visions, the Activision-owned studio that has developed games for a host of the publisher’s franchises, will now be collaborating with Bungie on Destiny.
An announcement photo published by Vicarious Visions reveals the studio is “partnering with Bungie to further expand the award-winning Destiny universe.”
Vicarious Visions’ announcement post
No other information about the nature of the partnership has been announced, however, and there is currently no indication what role Vicarious Visions will play in the development of Destiny’s sequel and further content.
Vicarious Visions has been a developer for a number of Activision’s franchises, including the Game Boy Advance versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Crash Bandicoot games, as well as the Nintendo DS version of Guitar Hero. The developer’s portfolio also includes a number of licensed titles, such as several Spider-Man games, SpongeBob SquarePants titles, and Disney’s The Lion King 1½.
The studio also has more also developed games in the Skylanders series and is currently developing the Crash Bandicoot PS4 remasters, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, which IGN recently got to go hands-on with at PlayStation Experience 2016.
Activision and Bungie have remained relatively quiet about the future of Destiny, though Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg said earlier this year that “The majority of the team at Bungie is actually focused entirely on creating Destiny 2.” The sequel is currently on track for a 2017 release and recent rumors have pointed to the scope of and plans for Destiny 2. Previous reports have also suggested that developer High Moon Studios is also involved in the development of Destiny 2.
Stay tuned for more on Destiny as it’s revealed.
Jonathon Dornbush is an Associate Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter @jmdornbush.