Gears of War Developer Made a Better Return from iOS Game Infinity Blade

By Gary Cutlack on at

We're constantly hearing about the imminent death of the home console business from those who think mobile gaming's destined to obliterate it at some point between now and the end of mankind, now we have some data to back that up.

The figures come via Epic Games, the PC developer turned console king with its Xbox Gears of War franchise. Tim Sweeney, Epic's CEO, made the claim in a keynote speech at a developer conference in Taipei, saying: "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."

And the transition away from console blockbusters toward smaller titles will continue to gather pace, with Sweeney predicting: "We expect DirectX technology to be widely available on these mobile devices in the next few years," a move that'd make Triple-A style console releases on phones and tablets a reality. [Gamasutra via AllThingsD]