Amazon Has Acquired Double Helix Games

Amazon has just revealed that they have acquired Double Helix Games. While the financial terms have not been revealed, Double Helix has agreed to selling both their talent and IP to Amazon. Double Helix has recently seen its name gain some prominence following being hired to make new installments of Strider and Killer Instinct.

While TechCrunch thought this is related to rumors of Amazon making a microconsole, we recently confirmed that Amazon has no such plans, partly because the business is so bad.

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Amazon UK’s Ketu Patel Talks Digital Sales, Microconsoles, Leaks

Ketu Patel revealed a lot of insights about the ins and outs of their video game business via interview.

Regarding the games business this year, Patel cited great performance from 7th gen, including better than expected performance of GTA V, The Last of Us, and Skylanders, as reasons their games business did so well this year. On the other hand, multigeneration efforts like Call of Duty, Battlefield and Assassin’s Creed did not do as well as expected. There seems to be hesitation to upgrade gaming generations, so Amazon expects an increase in trade-ins.

More about Amazon’s own gaming business plans after the jump!

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