Another MOBa is about to bite the dust with news that Turbine will be closing the DC universe inspired Infinite Crisis in August.
Infinite Crisis was in beta testing for what felt like years and was released on Steam on 26 March so it’s not had that long a run as a full release. The update from Turbine reads:
“After much deliberation, we regret to announce the official shutdown of Infinite Crisis. We will end development efforts today and will close the service on August 14, 2015. Between now and August 14th, the game will remain available to play completely free. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service for assistance at http://support.infinitecrisis.com. This was an extremely difficult decision to make. On behalf of the entire Infinite Crisis team we want to thank all of you for your feedback, support and for joining together to create one of the best communities in gaming.”
The closure of Infinite Crisis is no huge surprise, it really didn’t really receive much exposure and capture the imagination of the MOBA audience. Tim took a look at the game prior to it launching on Steam and highlighted the game’s many problems which appear to have not been fully resolved.
This closure should be a word of warning to any developer that thinks it’s easy to create a MOBA and engage the community. Even with the massive DC license behind it Warner and Turbine have simply failed to grow the Infinite Crisis audience.