Epic Games reported today that their most profitable game ever is not a Gears of War title, or Unreal Tournament, but rather Infinity Blade for iOS.
Released a little over 18 months ago Infinity blade has amassed more than $30 million in sales, and is Epic's most profitable game ever. Which is quite the feat considering Gears of War is $1 billion franchise.
“The most profitable game we’ve ever made, in terms of man-years invested versus revenue, is actually Infinity Blade. It’s more profitable than Gears of War.” — Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney
The gaming experience does become less “traditional” on mobile platforms outside of the Nintendo and Sony handhelds, but with developers like Epic Games shifting more of their focus to the mobile sphere expect more in-depth games to emerge.
“Nowadays, the high end of the game business is in these console games. Activision invests almost $100 million per year in Call of Duty. And who can realistically afford to do that?” — Sweeney