Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games, announced the closure of Impossible studios earlier today. The studio was formed just six months ago, largely from the ex-staff of 38 Studios’ subsidiary Big Huge Games following the parent company’s bankruptcy, and put to work on Infinity Blade: Dungeons.
“…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.” Sweeney explained in a statement published on Epic’s website, “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.” Sweeney continued, “This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.”
Report filed by Thomas Coutts