Infinity Blade, the medieval fighting / role-playing mobile game series from Epic Games, is no more, as the developer has removed all three entries in the franchise from Play Store. The series has been dormant since 2013, when Infinity Blade III was released and Epic and co-developer Chair Entertainment announced the third game would mark the end of the planned trilogy. However, Epic has continued to support the games throughout the last half-decade — until today, it seems.
The timing couldn’t be more curious. Epic is currently the game industry’s biggest and most popular developer, having sailed to the top thanks to its mega-hit battle royale game Fortnite — a game that runs flawlessly on mobile, thanks in part to advancements first made with Infinity Blade. The company is making hundreds of millions of dollars a month from the game across all platforms, and it’s also begun an effort to rival Valve’s Steam in online PC game distribution with its own store.
It certainly seems like Epic has the money and resources to keep Infinity Blade alive if it were so desired. Yet Epic discontinuing support for anything that isn’t related to either Fortnite or its Unreal Engine game-making software is nothing new.
light sleeper, heavy dreamer.