The story that we first ran in July of Black Rock Studios, maker of Split/Second and Pure, being closed by their umbrella company, Disney Interactive, has become a reality today. In a tweet by former studio director Nick Baynes, we learned that after today the development company would close its doors for good.
This story is not all sadness, however, as two new companies have already sprung up, started by former Black Rock Studios employees. ShortRound and RoundCube Entertainment are continuing on where Black Rock started and I wish both teams the best of luck. Its always sad to me when a studio closes, but hopefully these two new development groups will be able to succeed.