In an unexpected announcement, Epic Games has stated that all three of the games in the Infinity Blade series are no longer available in the App Store. With the first game launched in December 2010, Infinity Blade set the benchmark for graphics and gameplay when it was introduced. It was followed up with two additional games in the series, released in 2011 and 2013.
At Epic we strive to put players first and to provide a supported, full-fledged experience in every game we publish. With the development of Spyjinx and other projects, it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards.
Those who have purchased the games on the App Store will still have access to them through their account. However, all in-app purchases have been removed and are no longer available.
When the original game was announced at an Apple Event in 2010, it was considered revolutionary for the time. Arguably, the game play and graphics are still outstanding even eight years later.
Epic Games, who also makes Fortnight, clearly has the financial resources to support the game. It is likely a question of return for the money. Infinity Blade helped establish the company but like any developer, they face the question of resources versus income on the game. It, unfortunately, is how it works in the “app economy” and even storied games like these sometimes just aren’t viable any longer.