Infinity Blade is Epic's most profitable game ever

Infinity Blade is Epic's most profitable game ever
Epic Games is the studio behind such gaming classics as Gears of War and the Unreal Tournament, but surprisingly even those titles weren’t as profitable for the company as its biggest iOS release - Infinity Blade.

"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." co-founders of Epic, Tim Sweeney and Mark Rein, explained.

The company has been “very, very surprised to see how fast smartphones and tablet devices” are advancing in gaming, and we have to say that Epic is key by contributing great visual titles like Infinity Blade. The iPad 3 for example is nearing console-like graphical performance and DirectX technology is expected to become available on mobile devices in the next couple of years.

Epic also said that it sees the freemium model as the inevitable future, and in supporting freemium it joins other companies like EA. That’s not good news for most gamers, but for game makers obviously that’s the more profitable way to distribute games.

Good news is that we’re likely to see more visually stunning games from Epic with its Unreal Everywhere strategy for games to get the engine on all platforms. Check out the full interview below and don't hesitate to let us know how  you feel about Epic joining the freemium push.

source: Gamasutra

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