Forget Gears of War or Unreal Tournament – iOS series Infinity Blade is the most profitable game Epic has ever made.
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney told GDC Taipei, as reported by Gamasutra, that: "We’ve been very happy with the game industry’s growth.
"For a while we were worried that the divide between the console growth in the west, and the growth of PCs, would increase. The most profitable game we’ve ever made, in terms of man years invested versus revenue, is actually Infinity Blade. It’s more profitable thanGears of War.[We’ve been] very, very surprised to see how fast smartphone and tablet devices are improving."
That’s not to say that Sweeney is joining the console death” prediction ranks. Instead, he believes that console gaming is now simply one piece of a wider puzzle.
"Nowadays the high end of the game business is in these console game," he added. "I think the console business we see in the United States and Europe will be just another platform.”