While Firemint and IronMonkey have merged to form Firemonkeys, Infinite Interactive will separate from the merger agreement it made with Firemint last year. The company will separate from the Electronic Arts’ owned entity and retain control of the Puzzle Quest IP.

“There was never an actual acquisition of Infinite, it was more of a merger,” said studio founder and creative lead Steve Fawkner. “It was all amicable stuff – as much as it would be fun to have a bit of a scandal. Unfortunately there isn’t one. I think everybody agreed that Infinite does its best work when it’s independent, and so we headed back out into the wilderness to work on our own stuff again.”

When asked what the company will do next, Fawkner said, “While I don’t have a specific announcement that I can make at the moment, if you shook a Magic 8-Ball and asked it ‘Will Infinite’s next game be a Puzzle Quest title ‘, then it would quite probably say ‘All signs point to yes!'”

Source: Joystiq