news\ Sep 27, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Black Rock Studio Officially Closed


Back in July we reported that Black Rock Studio had been shut down by its parent company, Disney Interactive. This was sad news due to the fact that the developer had turned out a few quality titles, two of them being Split/Second and Blur. It was also saddening because it's never cool when people lose their jobs.

Nick Baynes, the former studio director for Black Rock, yesterday confirmed on Twitter that the company had officially closed its doors for good. "@blackrockster officially closes its doors today," tweeted Baynes. "Thoughts go out to all facing their last day. A bright future awaits all, though, I'm sure!"

As we stated when we first ran the story about the closure, it's a shame that such a potential-filled company had to close down. Two new studios have formed since our original news story, though. ShortRound and RoundCube Entertainment are two new development companies comprised of former Black Rock employees.

We wish nothing but the best to both of these companies. Here's hoping we continue to see quality content from these fine folks. It's going to be interesting seeing what they come up with next.

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