Epic Games has shut down its iOS-centric developer, Impossible Studios.
Here's the full official statement from Epic Games founder, Tim Sweeney:
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.
-Tim Sweeney, Founder, Epic Games
Founded in June, Impossible Studios consisted of former employees of Big Huge Games, creators of the Rise of Nations strategy games, Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, and Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning.
Based in Hunt Valley, Maryland, its first project was the touch-based action role-playing game 'Infinity Blade: Dungeons' for iOS, which appears to have been delayed indefinitely.