Announced alongside the third-generation iPad in March of last year, Epic Games’ action-RPG spin-off of the Infinity Blade franchise still isn’t out — and, from the sound of things, we wouldn’t count on it shipping anytime soon, if ever. As Joystiq reports, Epic is shuttering Impossible Studios, the developer of Infinity Blade: Dungeons, and putting the game “on hold.”

In a blog post on the official Epic Games site, company founder Tim Sweeney commented: “It was a bold initiative and the Impossible folks made a gallant effort, but ultimately it wasn’t working out for Epic.” Interestingly, Sweeney also divulged that in addition to providing Impossible Studios staff with three months of severance pay, Epic will be starting a new studio with the same name and logo and inviting members of the current team to join it. Sounds to us like a potential management issue, but Epic isn’t saying.

Epic hasn’t ruled out a future release of Infinity Blade: Dungeons, but Sweeney did say that Epic is trying to “figure out the future of the project.”

[Via Joystiq]

Infinity Blade: Dungeons on hold as Epic shuts down studio originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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