Epic announced in August it was opening Impossible Studios in
Big Huge closed in May after its parent company, 38 Studios, abruptly shut down because of financial problems. Former
Epic declined to comment beyond a statement posted on the company's website Feb. 8 by founder Tim Sweeney.
"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," Sweeney wrote. "It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn't working out for Epic.
Laid-off workers received three months' severance, he said.