Infinity Blade: Dungeons 'on hold,' Impossible Studios being closed

Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in Epic's popular iOS franchise, is being put "on hold," as its developer--Impossible Studios, made up of former Big Huge Games devs--is being closed.

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Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in Epic's popular iOS franchise, is being put "on hold," as its developer--Impossible Studios--is being closed. Impossible was made up of former members of Big Huge Games, which shut down after the collapse of Big Huge Games last year. "Epic Games has truly embraced this stellar collection of developers who were displaced by the closing of Big Huge Games," said Impossible studio director Sean Dunn said in August. "They have looked after us with complete care, giving us all the tools and resources we need to make a lot of gamers happy."

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said that their partnership was ultimately not "working out for Epic," and that the studio would be closed. "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," Sweeney added.

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    February 8, 2013 11:23 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Infinity Blade: Dungeons 'on hold,' Impossible Studios being closed.

    Infinity Blade: Dungeons, the third game in Epic's popular iOS franchise, is being put "on hold," as its developer--Impossible Studios, made up of former Big Huge Games devs--is being closed.

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      February 8, 2013 11:27 AM

      Ouch. Those developers cannot get a break. But on the other hand, maybe they weren't performing to Epic's expectations...?

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        February 8, 2013 3:15 PM

        just watching the video, it looks like a fun game. i dont know what "not working out" means.

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      February 8, 2013 11:29 AM

      I think all the Infinity Blade games had great ROI? Better than stuff like Shadow Complex. Is Epic that unhappy with the opportunity cost?

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        February 8, 2013 11:39 AM

        Man I was looking forward to this game.

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        February 8, 2013 12:21 PM

        Gears: Judgment releases March 19th; other than that, Epic's direction as a studio is unclear. There hasn't been any news on Fortnite since July 2012, and Infinity Blade Dungeons just got canned.

        http://www.shacknews.com/article/10791/id-the-engine-company 'd

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          February 8, 2013 12:35 PM

          yeah I just thought they'd previously talked about how well Infinity Blade had done for them.

          I'm sure much of the lack of news is related to the next gen transition. They're surely working really hard on UE4 or whatever plus a showcase title like Gears 1 was.

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            February 8, 2013 12:45 PM

            Fortnite is their UE4 showcase title. Maybe they're maintaining radio silence until an E3 marketing extravaganza, but seeing how the last time they said anything about the game was last July, that's a bad PR plan, that may speak to the reorganization they've had to do with Cliff Bleszinski being their "public face", and then leaving the company.

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              February 8, 2013 1:02 PM

              isn't Fortnite still PC focused? They'll need a console presence

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      February 8, 2013 12:18 PM

      Aww, this was one of the few iOS games I was actually looking forward to. It seems like they announced it forever ago, and it probably was, in mobile game development terms.

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      February 8, 2013 12:37 PM

      dag :(

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      February 8, 2013 12:41 PM

      Nooooooooooooooooo!! :( I wanted a real ARPG on the tablet.

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      February 8, 2013 12:43 PM

      impossible

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      February 8, 2013 12:43 PM

      And I was looking forward to that one. :( Guess Epic didn't think it was fun?

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      February 8, 2013 12:49 PM

      that sucks, i've never played the games but i read the short novella sanderson wrote for it and it was a decent read

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      February 8, 2013 3:18 PM

      Is this the studio that was responsible for all the Infinity Blade games? I thought they were incredibly successful?

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        February 8, 2013 3:40 PM

        No this is the studio formally known as Big Huge Games who was part of the 38 Studios collapse.

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