Submitted by Lavalamp 974d ago | news

Epic Games Closes Its Newest Studio, Impossible Games

Epic has announced that it's "closing Impossible Studios". (Epic Games, Impossible Games, Industry, Tim Sweeney)

Credit url: ign.com
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darthv72  +   974d ago
'impossible' to believe....
but true.
NastyLeftHook0  +   974d ago
BattleTorn  +   974d ago
I was gonna say... kinda ironic.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   973d ago
Take that Cliffy B !!!
majiebeast  +   974d ago
Something is not right at Epic games this last year. People leaving left and right bigwigs stepping down and now the closure of their newest studio. Maybe Unreal engine 4 isnt as big of a hit as 3 was with developers, or the costs of developing the engine went over budget.
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NYC_Gamer  +   974d ago
It's because major studios are building their own engines and won't need UE4
Root  +   974d ago
I wonder if developers found out it's cheaper next gen to fund their own engines to make games on
timur222  +   974d ago
No,more likely Epic is getting bougth by Tencent,who also bougth a minority stake in them last year.
Kalowest  +   974d ago
Why is that not MS buy Epics shares, WTF.
Kalowest  +   974d ago
Just recently Gears of War MP director (or something like it) left and joined 343i at the end of last month.
SilentNegotiator  +   973d ago
Too many engines that get the job done for cheaper.
DeadlyFire  +   973d ago
Unreal Engine 4 is big, but so is CryEngine 3, Frostbite 2, Id Tech 5, Luminous engine, Unity 4, Fox Engine, REDEngine 3, and so on.

Everyone needed a game engine at the start of last generation. Now everyone wants their own engines. Maybe Epic took to long this time developing their engine.

Either way we will see people investing into UE 4.0 on the new consoles. As many newcomers, and others that don't have engines yet for their projects are likely to sign up. As the Big studios all have thier main engines now. All the little guys will sign up for CryEngine 3, Unity 4, UE 4, and any other engine out there that gives out a license. :)
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Kalowest  +   974d ago
"we’ll be giving the team the opportunity to form a new company with the Impossible Studios name and the awesome Impossibear logo."

Well, at least they can keep their name and Logo.
LastXeno  +   974d ago
The impossible just became possible.
sdozzo  +   974d ago
Irony... Impossible
Gambit07  +   974d ago
I guess making games for them was... impossible.
R_aVe_N  +   974d ago
These guys cant seem to catch a break
ApolloTheBoss  +   974d ago
Weren't former 38 studios employees working there? Man things just go from bad to worse for those guys. :(
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isa_scout  +   973d ago
I really feel bad for the people from Big Huge Games who just lost yet another job within the same year. In all seriousness if it were me I'd be questioning my career decisions right about now if I were them. Hope they find their feet. I loved Kingdoms of Amalur and was excited to see what they could've acomplished under a studio like epic.
DeadlyFire  +   973d ago
Don't worry I am sure we will see them on Kickstarter one day.

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