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Here’s the best evidence yet that Amazon plans major move into gaming

Published Feb 6th, 2014 3:30PM EST
Amazon Acquires Killer Instinct Game Studio

Amazon is looking to make a major push into the video game scene with its latest acquisition. According to TechCrunch, Amazon has picked up Double Helix Games, the studio behind the Xbox One reboot of Killer Instinct. Although several of their recent releases had been movie adaptations, Killer Instinct looked to be the beginning of a major turn for the studio. Strider, the next project from Double Helix (also an anticipated remake of a classic arcade game) is still a few weeks from launch, but preview coverage has been almost unanimously positive.

As TechCrunch notes, speculation that Amazon is working on its own console is only further substantiated by the acquisition. With all the talent from Double Helix heading to Amazon, along with the properties the studio already owns, don’t be surprised to see Amazon taking on Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo soon enough.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.