Black Rock Studio's former studio director, Nick Baynes, tweeted
earlier today, marking the last sunset for the developer of Split/Second
. Disney made the decision to close
the talented studio in July, after the house of mouse rejected Black Rock's final pitch, a freemium DOTA-style RTS named Champions Alliance
(which Disney never intended to green-light
, sources claim).
At least two studios have emerged from the ashes of Black Rock: ShortRound
and RoundCube Entertainment. If both studios delivers the type of quality
we saw from Black Rock, we wish them a long, healthy existence.