When 38 Studios closed down last year after Curt Schilling failed to repay a loan to the state of Rhode Island, Epic stepped in to offer the displaced staff a lifeline and formed Impossible Studios in the process. Things didn’t work out for either party, however, and Impossible studios is being shut down. Staff will get three months severance pay and a chance to try to keep the studio afloat on their own under the new name.
“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,” Epic’s Tim Sweeney said in the announcement. Bioshock studio Irrational seems like a likely home for Impossible staff. “I’m a huge fan of everything Big Huge ever did,” Ken Levine tweets.
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