Impossible studios logo 09 Feb

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