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Toys 4 Bob staff hasn’t been laid off according to Activision

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If you are a fan of Crash Bandicoot or SpyroYou probably know Toys 4 Bob. The studio did not originally develop any of those franchises, but modernized them. Toys 4 Bob’s specialty for the past 5 years has been remastering classic games for modern consoles. Under his belt are Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Y Spyro Reignited Trilogy. However, Activision, Toys 4 Bob’s parent company, decided that the studio would be better used by working on Call of Duty: War Zone. Rumors of layoffs quickly spread regarding members of the Toys 4 Bob team. However, according to Activision, that part is not true.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, an Activision representative said: “The reports of layoffs at Toys for Bob are incorrect. There has been no downsizing recently at the studio, the development team is fully up and running and has several full-time job openings at the moment. The studio is excited to continue to support Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Timeand, more recently, provide additional development support for Call of Duty: War Zone. “

The announcement that Toys 4 Bob would move to support War zone I arrive via Twitter. On April 29, the studio tweeted that “Toys for Bob is proud to support the development of Season 3 of Call of Duty: War Zoneand we look forward to more to come. “

Activision’s Story of Moving Companies

Toys 4 Bob isn’t the first company Activision has moved to focus on a new project. Last January, Activision Blizzard moved Vicarious Visions, the developer behind Tony Hawk’s 1 + 2 pro skater, from the Activision side of the company to the Blizzard side. Indeed, Vicarious Visions is now part of Blizzard Entertainment. Like Toys 4 Bob, Vicarious Visions suffered no layoffs and the studio remains based in Albany, New York. However, in this new position, Vicarious Visions will not be able to develop new titles. Instead, it will support other Blizzard studios.



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