In a recent post on Epic's official web site, Epic Founder Tim Sweeny announced that they will be closing Impossible Studios. This will put the upcoming iOS game, Infinity Blade Dungeons, on indefinite hold until they decide the fate of the projects.
Infinity Blade Dungeons was to be the third game in the Infinity Blade series and while the game got mixed reviews from players, there were a lot of people anticipating the release.
Impossible Studios was created last August when former members of Big Huge Games (BHG) approached Epic after going down in flames during the entire 38 Studios debacle. BHG was acquired by the now defunct THQ back in January of of 2008, and then sold to 38 Studios in May of 2009.
Tim Sweeny stated, "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."
While it's good to know that the staff from Impossible games will be covered for the next three months, it's always a shame when talented people find themselves out of a job and in the unenviable position of finding other employment. Seems like these guys just can't get a break. Here's wishing the best to them.
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