Impossible Studios is to close as it “wasn’t working out” for owner Epic Games, according to a statement on Epic’s site.
Impossible was only formed last summer, when Epic stepped in to set up the studio made up of former Big Huge Games staffers. Epic says that the Impossible team has been given three months’ severance pay and is free to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name and logo.
“We’re closing Impossible Studios,” said Epic founder Tim Sweeney. “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.”
“This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.”