Black Rock, the Brighton-based studio behind well received racing titles Pure and Split/Second, is to close after five years of Disney ownership.

The studio's 40 remaining staff will be made redundant following news that the current project was not greenlit by Disney.

A statement reads: "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."

The studio was believed to be working on ideas for social and mobile platforms, but any such plans are now dead.


Via Develop

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