Amazon Acquires Video Gaming Studio Double Helix Games

Sarah Perez, reporting for AOL/TechCrunch:

Amazon has acquired a gaming studio called Double Helix Games, TechCrunch has learned, and Amazon now confirms. The deal was for both talent and IP, we understand. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

The Irvine, California-based company, founded in 2007 through the merger of two well-known game development shops, The Collective, Inc. and Shiny Entertainment, today employs 75 people who will now become Amazon employees and will continue to operate out of their Orange County home.

Lends credence to the rumors that Amazon is preparing its own TV console device.

Thursday, 6 February 2014