Amazon buys ‘Killer Instinct’ developer Double Helix Games

Amazon has confirmed that it has purchased video game developer Double Helix Games as part of its “ongoing commitment to build innovative games for customers.” Double Helix, based in Irvine, California, is best known for developing Xbox One launch title Killer Instinct. The purchase was exposed by an invitation to a joint recruiting event by Amazon and Double Helix set to take place in Los Angeles on February 13th. TechCrunch, who uncovered the news, says the deal was likely to be announced on that day.

The purchase of a video game developer is not Amazon’s first — it acquired casual game maker Reflexive Entertainment in 2008 — but it is the latest in a set of conspicuous moves the company has made into video gaming recently….

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