Disney to close Split/Second developer

Black Rock Studio is to shut its doors, parent Disney reportedly announced to the workforce yesterday. After the ‘reduction of workforce’ earlier in the year, the developer is now to close entirely.

A source close to the matter accuses Disney of handling the Pure and Split/Second developer ‘clumsily’ and outsourcing products the studio itself was well capable of creating. The source also doesn’t feel that Disney did enough advertising for the aforementioned racers.

Black Rock was just a few weeks ago staffing for a free-to-play title.