Epic Games is shutting down the Maryland based Impossible Studios. Impossible Studios was compromised of former Big Huge Games employees. If you can’t recall, Big Huge Games studio was responsible for Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning.
Back in August, Big Huge Games went under, and it was Epic Games that swooped in and restored the studio under a new moniker. Well, now it seems like it will be Epic Games itself who puts the final nail in the coffin, oh the irony.
Regarding the termination of the Impossible Studios, this is what Epic CEO Tim Sweeny had to say:
We’re closing Impossible 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. 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.
This means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.