Epic Games has closed Impossible Studios, a development house consisting of former Big Huge Games employees. Announced earlier today, Epic co-founder Tim Sweeney had the following to say.
We’re closing Impossible Studios.
When former members of Big Huge Games approached Epic last year, we saw the opportunity to help a great group of people while putting them to work on a project that needed a team. It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn’t working out for Epic.
In addition to providing Impossible Studios employees with 3 months of severance pay, we’ll be giving the team the opportunity to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name and the awesome Impossibear logo.
This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.
This news is all the more depressing considering the life-span of the studio. Formed just last August, Impossible Studios was collaborating with Chair Entertainment on Infinity Blade: Dungeons. Our thoughts go out to the employees of Impossible, and we hope they land on their feet.
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