In today’s weird news segment, Amazon has just confirmed that they have acquired the game developer, Double Helix Games, who are responsible for developing popular titles like Killer Instinct and was first formed back in 2007 after Shiny Entertainment and the Foundation 9 studios The Collective merged.
The deal is yet to be confirmed in terms of financials, however there are reports that the acquisition will include the game development studios talent and its intellectual properties.
The deal has however been confirmed by Amazon, who said the following in their statement: “Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers.”
Killer Instinct will however be moving to a new development partner after the acquisition, confirmed by Microsoft who said the following in their own statement:
“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Double Helix and wish them success in their next endeavor,” a Microsoft spokesperson said. “We want all of our loyal fans to know that the Killer Instinct team at Microsoft is not changing and that the franchise will remain with Microsoft Studios. We remain dedicated to delivering a great experience and plan to announce our new development partner soon. We’re excited about the future of this popular franchise.”