New Maryland-based office staffed by a number of former Big Huge Games employees

Epic opens new dev house Impossible Studios

Gears of War developer Epic Games has opened a new development branch named Impossible Studios.

Formed in June, the Maryland-based studio will be led by Sean Dunn, and will consist of a number of former employees at the now defunct Big Huge Games.

The new developer is said to have strong roots in real-time strategy and role-playing titles.

Its first game will be Infinity Blade: Dungeons, which was announced by Epic earlier this year.

“Epic Games has truly embraced this stellar collection of developers who were displaced by the closing of Big Huge Games,” said studio director Sean Dunn.

“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 president Mike Capps added: “We were so glad we could help keep this great team together, and we’re lucky to have them.

“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.”

Epic already has studios in North Carolina, Salt Lake City, Warsaw, Seoul and Yokohama.

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