Amazon Buys ‘Killer Instinct’ Developer Double Helix Games
Amazon more wants to be your everything: area you shop for toilet paper, watch movies and — it hopes — area you will go for online games.
The Seattle-based tech juggernaut has acquired Double Helix Games, the maker of video amateur like Killer Instinct, according to an emailed account from Amazon.
Irvine, Calif.-based Double Helix Amateur has been about for abutting to two decades and is the aftereffect of the alliance of two allegorical gaming shops: Shiny Entertainment, which fabricated amateur like Earthworm Jim, Sacrifice, MDK and Enter the Matrix; and The Collective, which fabricated amateur like Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
“Amazon has acquired Double Helix as allotment of our advancing charge to body avant-garde amateur for customers,” said Rena Lunak, an Amazon spokesperson, in an emailed statement. Lunak would not acknowledge to questions as to how abundant the accord was account or area a accessory agents would be headquartered.
Neither would Lunak acknowledge to an analysis as to why Amazon would accomplish this purchase. That said, Amazon has been accounted to be gearing up to absolution its own gaming console.
The online retail behemothic does accept a gaming arm and hires gaming agents in Seattle, San Francisco and Irvine. Late aftermost year, Amazon Bold Studios appear a bold alleged “Air Patriots,” a aegis bold that is optimized for adaptable devices.