Infinite Crisis is going offline in August

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There’s always a certain element of danger when it coms to online-only games. primarily from the fact that when these games go offline, everything you’ve worked for inside of that title is going straight to the gaming afterlife with it. And that’s just what’s happening with Infinite Crisis, as the DC Comics MOBA is facing a threat greater than the Anti-Monitor or Darkseid. So I feel real bad for anyone who may have dropped some cash on this game, as after just a few months of full release, the plug is being pulled on that multiverse.

“After much deliberation, we regret to announce the official shutdown of Infinite Crisis,” reads a statement from developer Turbine.

We will end development efforts today and will close the service on August 14. Between now and August 14, the game will remain available to play completely free. 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.

Well that’s a damn shame. Infinite Crisis had been in development since 2011, spinning off into a beta in 2013 and finally a full release in March of this year. There’s a variety of factors at play here of course. Maybe it’s that the game market is already over-saturated with MOBAs, maybe it’s the fact that games such as DOTA and League of Legends just aren’t ready to loosen their tight grip on the genre which still draws in tons of fans.

Or maybe it’s that Infinite Crisis was pretty much a stinker of a game according to players, a game which stank worse than DC Comic’s recent mega-epic Convergence. Who knows? On the plus side, it’s not all bad news for anyone who dropped some cash on the game, as anyone who purchased the Starter or Elite pack will eligible for a refund from Steam.

Last Updated: June 3, 2015

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