Ex-Amalur developers' new studio shut down

Impossible Studios, the Epic Games developer which hired on many who lost their jobs after the collapse of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games, has shut down. Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney today announced that the studio "wasn’t working out for Epic," just half a year after it was created.

"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."

The studio's first game, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, is on hold while Epic determines where to take the project from here.


  • Shinn - February 11, 2013 3:46 p.m.

    Great, another developer turned publisher turned emotionless monster that refuses to give others the same chances they were given.
  • winner2 - February 8, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Such a shame, my hopes go out to them. They gave us Amalur which I for one greatly enjoyed, and it's proof they have talent in my book. I hope things start looking up for those people.
  • DragonLord23 - February 8, 2013 7:03 p.m.

    really rough. They need to go to EA or Activision or someone like that who has talent they can be used for.
  • Child Of Death - February 8, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Damn. Thats just rough man
  • IceBlueKirby - February 8, 2013 12:58 p.m.

    Man, these guys just can't catch a break. I hope they are able to form or join a new studio soon, because Amalur was a great game and I'd like to see more of what they can do.
  • bass88 - February 10, 2013 6:03 a.m.

    I can't remember his name but I once read an interview with a director who was asked how did he feel about his flop films becoming acclaimed cult classics years after release. He said it was nice but he wished people liked them when they came out as he would still have a career.
  • JamesRadar - February 8, 2013 12:46 p.m.

  • bobob101 - February 8, 2013 12:31 p.m.

    I for one loved Amalur, and whenever I hear all this bad news about 38 studios I feel so sad.

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