After confirming that it’s going to form a studio based in Maryland in order to hire the staff of recently closed developer Big Huge Games, Epic has now inaugurated Impossible Studios, a new group that will start working on the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons mobile title.
Big Huge Games and 38 Studios released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning earlier this year and everything seemed like it was going great, as the two companies were well ahead in the development of an MMO based on the world of Reckoning.
Sadly, financial problems and lack of communication meant that the two developers had to close their doors and lay off their staff
In an effort to help those who were left without a job, Epic Games quickly confirmed that it was going to form a new subsidiary in Maryland, near the former headquarters of Big Huge Games.
Now, the developer has confirmed the inauguration of Impossible Studios, located in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
“Founded in June, Impossible brings world-class game development expertise and creativity to Epic’s growing team. With heralded roots in real-time strategy and role-playing entertainment software, Impossible brings its own distinct design and technical sensibilities to Epic’s portfolio of games and game technology across major platforms.”
The new company, composed of former Big Huge Games staff, is going to work together with the main Epic Games team, as well as with the group at Chair Entertainment on the upcoming Infinity Blade: Dungeons
“We were so glad we could help keep this great team together, and we’re lucky to have them,” said Epic Games President Dr. Michael Capps. “At the time, I said that finding a full team of superstars was ‘impossible’ and apparently the name stuck! Pairing the imagination and experience of Impossible with Epic’s technology, IP and resources makes for a business greater than the sum of its parts.”
Impossible joins existing Epic subsidiaries such as the aforementioned Chair, as well as People Can Fly, Epic Korea or Epic Japan.