Blizzard Is Acquiring The Studio Behind Fantasy Battle Royale Spellbreak

Spellbreak will subsequently shut down servers in early 2023

Blizzard Entertainment plans to acquire its first new studio in more than 15 years.

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,

Proletariat was founded in 2012 and launched its first game, World Zombination, on mobile in 2015.

In addition to developing traditional games, Proletariat also worked on creating Twitch-integrated games that allowed viewers to interact and play with their favorite streamers.

Spellbreak, launched in 2020, was Proletariat’s attempt to break into the already crowded arena of “what if Fortnite, but —.

” Though the game presented an interesting spin on the battle royale model, Seth Sivak, CEO of Proletariat,

Spellbreak was not able to break through and reach a sustainable place where we could continue to invest in it in the way we had dreamed of,” Sivak wrote.