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]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

What is Motorola announcing at their February 25th Mobile World Congress event?

Previous article

Mozilla’s FireFox Launcher is a rebranded EverythingMe

Next article

You may also like



    1. Classic dude, freaking classic

      1. I do it for the lolz.

        1. Dude you bought back a memory doing that, I actually went on the app zedge and found that , now when I get a text, that’s what I hear lol

          1. And… and it’ll make you think of me :-) lol

          2. Hahahahaaaaaaaaa, really lol, you made my day with that one

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

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

    1. Mofos don’t know about Riptor.

  3. Bad axx game now maybe it can come to ps4

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

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

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

          1. You have returned hope to this young soul.

  4. Amazon buys the developers??

    Has Amazon diversified into the slave trade now? ha!

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

    1. 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.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Misc