Over at Epic Gamers there’s been an announcement by its founder that the studio formerly known as Impossible Studios will be closed from this point forward. This is the developer umbrella under which the Apple “game of choice” title “Infinity Blade” lived up until now, with the next title in this series “Infinity Blade: Dungeons” now stopped in development indefinitely. The future of the current duo of Infinity Blade games has not yet been commented on.
This announcement was made today that the project known as Impossible Studios has ultimately failed. This project was, for those of you that do not know, a collective of developers formerly known as Big Huge Games. This Big Huge Games has for the past year been working with Epic and here in early February, 2013, they’ve been effectively shuttered.
The developers working with what’s been over the past year “Impossible Studios” will be given 3 months of severance pay and a rather rare opportunity. This opportunity, according to Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney, will be “to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name and the awesome Impossibear logo.” While that’s not unique in this sort of situation, it’s certainly kind of Epic who otherwise stand the chance of being misunderstood as a bit evil corporation in this situation.
It’s also a bit unclear at the moment who will own the rights to Infinity Blade as it was a game being created by Big Huge Games before Epic took in the team to form Impossible Studios. Given the fact that this game was showcased by Apple with the introduction of the iPad 3 (aka The New iPad), there is a bit more at stake here than a simple game title. All that code is out there somewhere!