BlackRock Studios shuts its doors

BlackRock Studios officially announced it’s closure today. The developer had already cut a significant portion of staff and it was always on the cards that Disney would eventually shut it down completely.

Located in Brighton, England, the studio is most famous for the off-road racer Pure – one of very few respectable racing games that feature solely quad bikes.

They also made Split/Second, a title that scored a fantastic A- on this very site.

Nick Baynes, ex-head of the studio, took to twitter to break the news: “[BlackRock] officially closes it’s doors today. Thoughts go out to all facing their last day. A bright future awaits all though I’m sure!”

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