Epic Declares Infinity “Most Profitable Game”

Even more profitable than the hugely popular Gears of War franchise? Yup.

Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, revealed at the Game Developers Conference in Taipei this week that “Infinity Blade” is the most profitable game the company has ever made in terms of man years invested versus revenue, according to Gamasutra. That puts it ahead of “Gears of War,” a bestselling series from Epic found on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console.

 Epic Games announced in January that Inifity Blade managed to rake in an impressive $30 million, with the original grabbing $23 million and part 2 taking in a sixth of the total profit. Sweeney heaped praise on mobile devices like the iPad 3 and other devices like it, saying that its graphics are almost as powerful as the consoles’. He remarked on the practice of creating big-budget games like Call of Duty and estimated that dropping $100 million on projects like that are unsustainable.

Infinity Blade: Dungeons is a new installment being spearheaded by Chair Entertainment that should be set for release later this year.



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