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Amazon buys Killer Instinct developer Double Helix Games and all of their intellectual properties

Back in August of 2012 Amazon created their own game development studio, appropriately named Amazon Game Studios, in an attempt to make their own games and publish them. Since the creation of this game development studio, not a whole lot has come from it aside from the odd Facebook game but there is also the the ability to make games for their own Android devices.

So far that really hasn’t happened but the possibility is pretty evident considering the popularity of their Kindle Fire tablets. So with little happening with Amazon Game Studios the sudden purchase of Double Helix Games, the developers of the Killer Instinct series, is pretty surprising. Amazon has purchased the company as a whole which includes all of the intellectual properties the company owns.

All of the 75 people that work for Double Helix Games will be keeping their jobs so there is no loss there which is a good thing. The real question is, what does Amazon have up their sleeve with regards to this new purchase of a pretty major game studio. Right now no details have been released so we will have to wait and see what ends up being announced but it could get pretty interesting in the near future.

Anyone want to take a stab at what Amazon has planned? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Website Referenced: Joystiq

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