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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.

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