Internet shopping giant Amazon has officially acquired Double Helix. The studio behind the recent Killer Instinct reboot for Microsoft and Strider for PlayStation 4 looks to now be making games exclusively for Amazon and their rumored upcoming gaming device.
Microsoft has released an official statement on the matter as shocked Killer Instinct fans, fearing for the worst started flooding twitter and message boards about the acquisition.
"We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Double Helix and wish them success in their next endeavour. We want all of our loyal fans to know that the Killer Instinct team at Microsoft is not changing and that the franchise will remain with Microsoft Studios. We remain dedicated to delivering a great experience and plan to announce our new development partner soon. We're excited about the future of this popular franchise."
Responding to a fan tweeted inquiry as to the future of Killer Instinct, Microsoft's Phil Spencer says not to worry "Our internal KI team is still here and franchise is in good hands. We had a plan in place for this transition."
It doesn't look like this change will be affecting the release of more characters for the Killer Instinct roster, which should come as a relief to fans of the game. The real interesting story will be what Amazon intended to have them do next.