Epic Games closes Impossible Studios

Infinity Blade: Dungeons "on hold as we figure out the future of the project"

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.