Amazon's Game Console Launch More Likely

Killer Instinct Developer Double Helix Games Bought By Amazon

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Amazon's Game Console Launch More Likely
Amazon has acquired developer Double Helix Games. The deal is apparently for the studio's talent and IPs, however, financial terms haven't come to light as of yet. This makes the rumoured launch of an Amazon/Kindle games console even more likely.

According to TechCrunch, the deal was initially leaked due to an invitation to a joint recruiting event for both companies, which will take place in L.A. on February 13th.

Amazon has commented that "Amazon has acquired Double Helix as part of our ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers.", whereas Double Helix confirmed the acquisition, but gave no word on games currently in development.

The news came to light shortly after reports that Amazon is planning to launch a brand new gaming device set to potentially rival Microsoft, Sony & Nintendo. The new platform would apparently sell for less than $300 and come with streaming services, games, movies and music downloads, and it's rumoured that the console is already being shown to publishers.

Double Helix first formed back in 2007, when Foundation 9 studios, The Collective and Shiny Entertainment merged together. Since then, the developer is best known for titles such as Silent Hill Homecoming and the recent next-gen reboot of Killer Instinct.

Source: TechCrunch


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