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.

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Via Develop

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