Epic Games Shuts Down Impossible Studios After 6 Months - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 February 2013 / 4,382 Views

Epic Games has shut down the Maryland-based Impossible Games just six months after it was opened. The studio is made up of ex-Big Huge Games employees, the studio which was closed down when 38 Studios went under. Impossible Studios was developing the iOS game Infinity Blade: Dungeons.

"We're closing Impossible Studios," said Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder, in a post on the companies website. "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," Sweeney continued. "This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project."

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IamAwsome (on 09 February 2013)

There goes another one. *sigh*

ironmanDX (on 09 February 2013)

It was made 6 months ago and didn't even release a game, they get to move on and form their own company that keeps the name and do what they want. Hardly a loss.

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MARCUSDJACKSON (on 09 February 2013)


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Gamerace (on 11 February 2013)

From the sounds of this Impossible (former Big Huge) just wasn't producing the game up to Epic's expectations and they don't see any hope of it getting better to they've let them go.

__XBrawlX__ (on 10 February 2013)

I'll never get a true sequel to Rise of Nations lol (Legends doesn't count)

ironmanDX (on 09 February 2013)

Something is happening at epic behind the scenes without a doubt. All these departures can't be coincidence

DarkFury (on 09 February 2013)

Bloodbath continues. 10th Studio closure this year.

IamAwsome (on 10 February 2013)

and it's only February

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spaceguy (on 10 February 2013)

and people think there is nothing wrong with second hand games. They have to do something.

archer9234 (on 10 February 2013)

Yeah. Lower the cost of producing games first. Is it better to make game companies go out of business or game stores? That's what it comes down too. And consumer basic rights to sell stuff.

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mjk45 (on 11 February 2013)

the thing do you see the big dept stores selling secondhand next to their new stock it's not second hand sales that are the problem it is selling them side by side and pushing used over new .

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