Disney closes Black Rock

Disney is closing its UK games development studio the publisher has confirmed to Develop this morning.

Black Rock, the racing studio it bought from Climax in late 2006, will close after five years of Disney ownership.

40 remaining staff will be made redundant – the studio had already laid off a number of staff earlier this year, Eurogamer reports.

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.”

Sister site Develop has the full story.

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