Split/Second-developer Black Rock Studio officially closed its doors today, after Disney confirmed in July that the studio would be closed. Earlier this year, the studio was already forced to lay off approximately 100 employees, but as of today, the final 40 employees who remained with the company have also lost their jobs. Eurogamer reports that an unnamed […]
According to a report by VG247.com, Disney has confirmed that Black Rock Studios, the developer behind the arcade-style racer Split/Second is expected to close its doors within the foreseeable future. The studio was already forced to lay off a substantial number of employees last May, but Disney has indicated that the final 40 employees that remained with […]
Ian Monaghan, ex-Black Rock Studios Senior Producer and Split/Second Director Nick Baynes have joined forces outside of Black Rock to form RoundCube Entertainment. The industry vets formed the fledgling studio after being laid off as part of a restructuring of Disney’s Interactive Media division. No projects are currently associated with the studio.
Speaking to VG247, Disney Interactive has confirmed that an unspecified number of employees has been laid off at Split/Second developer Black Rock. The studio later confirmed that a planned sequel for Split/Second was cancelled after the new management of Disney Interactive indicated the company was looking to focus more on freemium titles. More information is […]