Despite having just launched in March, “Infinite Crisis” a DC Comics-inspired multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game will be shutting down Aug. 14. The announcement was made on the official game website, where the developer team announced the news and thanks fans for their support throughout the game’s short lifespan.
The game will still be playable until August and will be free to play, with developer Turbine offering refunds to anyone who purchased the game's starter pack or elite pack. Fans hoping to get a refund will have to go to the Steam support site.
According to Polygon, the game launched two months ago after being in beta for more than a year. Turbine stated that cancelling the game was a very difficult decision, but it provided no official reason for the move.
“Infinite Crisis” featured a war that spawned across the multiverse, where various iterations of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the DC heroes would duke it out in a number of team battles. Players would be able to recruit a wide variety of DC heroes for their team, including alternate characters like Vampire Batman and Red Son Superman.
A digital-first comic series called “Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse” was released to act as a companion piece and was written by “Guardians of the Galaxy” writer Dan Abnett. It is one of the many video game tie-in comics that DC has released, including “Injustice: Gods Among Us” and the upcoming “Batman: Arkham Knight.” No plans have been revealed for the fate of the comic series.
“Green Lantern” and “Justice League” writer Geoff Johns wrote the original DC Comics maxi-series “Infinite Crisis” in 2005, from which the game took its title and concept. While not a war on the scale of the one seen in the game, the comic did feature the multiverse in a prominent way and had beautiful art from veteran comic artists Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis and Jerry Ordway.