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Submitted by Lavalamp 873d 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  +   873d ago
'impossible' to believe....
but true.
NastyLeftHook0  +   873d ago
cream
BattleTorn  +   873d ago
I was gonna say... kinda ironic.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   873d ago
Take that Cliffy B !!!
majiebeast  +   873d 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  +   873d ago
It's because major studios are building their own engines and won't need UE4
Root  +   873d ago
I wonder if developers found out it's cheaper next gen to fund their own engines to make games on
timur222  +   873d ago
No,more likely Epic is getting bougth by Tencent,who also bougth a minority stake in them last year.
http://gamasutra.com/view/n...
Kalowest  +   873d ago
Why is that not MS buy Epics shares, WTF.
Kalowest  +   873d ago
Just recently Gears of War MP director (or something like it) left and joined 343i at the end of last month.
SilentNegotiator  +   873d ago
Too many engines that get the job done for cheaper.
DeadlyFire  +   872d 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  +   873d 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  +   873d ago
The impossible just became possible.
sdozzo  +   873d ago
Irony... Impossible
Gambit07  +   873d ago
I guess making games for them was... impossible.
R_aVe_N  +   873d ago
These guys cant seem to catch a break
ApolloTheBoss  +   873d 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  +   873d 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  +   872d ago
Don't worry I am sure we will see them on Kickstarter one day.

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