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Really Bad Day at Black Rock

Eurogamer has a report that Disney has closed the doors on Pure and Split/Second developer Black Rock Studios. This was originally a rumor, but they have since confirmed the news. In May it was reported the racing game developer was to suffer some layoffs, but they now have the following word from Disney: "Disney Interactive Studios confirms that Black Rock Studios' current project has not been greenlit for further development, consequently the company informed employees yesterday of the intent to enter a consultation process on the proposal to close the studios." They also have a follow-up post describing this project, tentatively titled Champions Alliance, a departure from the racing genre that was going to be in the vein of games like League of Legends. According to their source: "Disney seemed unable to work out what to do with the studio and didn't trust us to do anything other than racing really - despite having a range of great talent at the studio, from a wide variety of backgrounds."

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1. Re: Really Bad Day at Black Rock Jul 1, 2011, 12:11 Prez
 
Damn shame. Pure was a very well-done Motorcross Madness-like racing game, and Spilt Second, while a bit shallow, also was entertaining. These devs deserved a better fate.  
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Goodbye my Monte boy. May you rest in the peace you never knew in life.
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