Epic Games have announced that they will be closing down Impossible Studios, which means we won’t be seeing much of their winged bear anymore. Not that we saw a lot of it before either.
Having taken the company and formed them after the closure of Big Huge Games – who went under after creating Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Epic Games founder Tim Sweeny delivered the bad news to fans via the Epic Blog.
“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,” wrote Sweeny.
“It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn’t working out for Epic.”
It seems that the team at Big Huge Games just can’t catch a break. At least this time the blow is softened by Epic’s severance package.
“In addition to providing Impossible Studios employees with 3 months of severance pay,” added Sweeny, “we’ll be giving the team the opportunity to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name and the awesome Impossibear logo.”
However, as Sweeny went on to say: “this means that Infinity Blade: Dungeons is now on hold as we figure out the future of the project.”
Tough times for the folks at Impossible studios.