Amazon buys Killer Instinct 2013 developers; Android gaming console due soon?


Amazon has announced the purchase of a very high profile studio that was recently responsible for one of Xbox One’s exclusive launch titles — Killer Instinct. The studio is Double Helix, and Amazon has confirmed that they’ve added the company to their portfolio to continue to deliver innovative gaming experiences to their customers in the years to come.

Amazon has done light work in the gaming realm thus far, but nothing far past a few mobile titles for Kindle Fire owners. The addition of Double Helix adds some serious girth, though, and the company is looking to get even better with a recruiting event going down February 13th. So what is it all leading up to?

We can’t be too sure, but recent rumors of an alleged Android-based gaming console made by Amazon are starting to make more sense. Said rumors have persisted since mid-2013, though there’s no indication as to when Amazon would look to introduce it. For what it’s worth, we’ve been hearing rumors about an Amazon phone for years and have yet to see anything take form.

But this move seems to be solid indication that Amazon is looking to take a serious stab at gaming in some way, shape or form. We just hope it doesn’t take an eternity to see what exactly they’ve supposedly been working on.

[via TechCrunch]

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  • Megatron_Don


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    • Brandon Golway

      As soon as I read this article that’s the first thing that popped into my mind!

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    SUPREME VICTORY.. TAP TAP TAP… UMMMMMM.. I would own you all with my girl Orchid!

    • No_Nickname90

      Mofos don’t know about Riptor.

  • JBrowne1012

    Bad axx game now maybe it can come to ps4

    • Ryan Gabbard

      Microsoft owns the rights to Killer Instinct. They got it when they bought Rare.

      • No_Nickname90

        This made me cry. Since they bought Rare, there was no longer any chance of seeing a remake of Diddy Kong Racing. =.[

        • Ryan Gabbard

          This could still happen…Nintendo owns the IP for Donkey/Diddy Kong, not Rare.

          • No_Nickname90

            You have returned hope to this young soul.

  • readdanielquinn

    Amazon buys the developers??

    Has Amazon diversified into the slave trade now? ha!

  • Ae Tee

    the should just buy up OUYA. too many android based consoles… in the end, games are scattered everywhere… *sigh*

    • Fuzzypaw

      Definitely. We don’t need /yet another/ new console, the market is too fragmented as it is. But if Amazon were to throw their muscle behind Ouya, then an Ouya 2 could actually be a decent console.