If you had ever hoped to see Gears of War show up for your Mac or iPad, it's pretty safe to assume it's never going to happen. On Monday Microsoft Studios confirmed it had acquired the rights to the game from Epic Games, according to GamesIndustry International.
Even though it's now three years old, if you're looking for a great game to play on your iPhone or iPad then the original Infinity Blade title is still well worth a look. Better still, the game is now free to download for a limited time in honor of Black Friday week.
We all love a bargain, and one such recent example was Apple's 5th anniversary of the App Store promotion that saw a range of apps and games, like Infinity Blade 2, go free for a limited time. Such offers will always entice a good number of new downloads, but Infinity Blade 2 it seems has really come out on top. In the seven days of the promotion, Infinity Blade 2 saw a massive 5.7 million new players, with 1.7 million coming in just the first day alone.
Infinity Blade: Dungeons was supposed to be a showpiece for the iPad, initially announced way back at the iPad 3 launch event, and now it seems we shall never get to play it. The title was put on hold indefinitely when developer Impossible Studios closed down, but the publisher Epic Games has now confirmed the project is cancelled.
In a recent interview Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney talked a lot about the freemium model, convergence, and in particular how successful they've been in mobile. "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."