Epic closes Impossible Studios

Epic closes Impossible Studios
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

February 11th 2013 at 7:54AM

Developer shuts doors after just six months

Epic Games has closed down Infinity Blade: Dungeons developer Impossible Studios.

The company was launched back in August, but has now been closed down after just six months in existence.

Infinity Blade: Dunegons has also been put on hold indefinitely as a result.

The team was formed of veterans of Big Huge Games, which was caught up in the collapse of 38 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," said Epic's president Tim Sweeney in a statement.

"It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn’t working out for Epic."

This is sad news indeed for the team at Impossible, who have lost two studios in under a year, but it looks like Epic could simply reform the company and try again.

"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," said Sweeney.