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Killer Instinct developer purchased by Amazon; Series will continue, says Microsoft

Amazon had purchased Killer Instinct developer Double Helix, however Microsoft has moved to reassure fans that it'll still support the game.

"We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Double Helix and wish them success in their next endeavour," a Microsoft spokesperson said to Eurogamer in a statement this morning.

"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."

Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer also tweeted to worried fans last night, saying via twitter that "Our internal KI team is still here and franchise is in good hands," he said. "We had a plan in place for this transition."

Before adding, "the franchise will continue, something I believe in."

As for why Amazon bought a games studio? Well, the company is expected to release an Android-powered console later this year, and it seems this acquisition only goes to further strengthen this belief.

Edited On 06 Feb, 2014

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