After fans recognized a specific Infinity Blade weapon coming to Fortnite, it turns out the teaser was also a way to pay tribute to an experience that was coming to the end. The Epic Games team doesn't feel like it is capable of maintaining a high standard of support with Infinity Blade, so the game's trilogy is being removed from stores.
This week, Epic Games teased a new sword coming to Fortnite and fans quickly recognized it was a tool used in Infinity Blade. At the time, this just seemed like a crossover of Epic brands, but an official Epic blog post revealed the demise of the series:
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.
Owners of the game can still play and Epic Games will continue to support Infinity Blade 3 with updated Clash Mobs and "other surprises." The Infinity Blade stickers app is now available for free, as well. Those that own the games can redownload via these instructions from the support page:
- Sign in with the Apple ID that you used to purchase or download the item originally. If you’re not sure what your Apple ID is, we can help.
- Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes, iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
“The Infinity Blade series will always hold a special place for me personally and for Epic as a whole,” Global Creative Director Donald Mustard said. “It’s always bittersweet to say goodbye, but we are excited for Spyjinx and what the future holds!”
The Infinity Blade has been officially revealed for Fortnite and it brings excitement to Battle Royale a lot like the Avengers: Infinity War crossover that brought the Infinity Gauntlet into the game. What are your thoughts, Shackers? Share some fond memories of the Infinity Blade series in Chatty and stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.