Infinity Blade
Epic Games has removed Infinity Blade from the App Store. Epic Games

“Fortnite” developer Epic Games has announced that it has removed all three “Infinity Blade” games from the Apple App Store. The games are no longer available to download for iOS devices and all of their in-app purchases have also been removed from the App Store.

The first “Infinity Blade” game was released for iOS devices through the Apple App Store in 2010. Since then, the title has been a staple on iPhones and it even spawned two sequels: “Infinity Blade II” in 2011 and “Infinity Blade III” in 2013. Epic Games explained in a blog post that it was becoming more difficult to support the “Infinity Blade” series, so it decided to remove all of them from the platform on Dec. 10.

“At Epic we strive to put players first and to provide a supported, full-fledged experience in every game we publish. With the development of ‘Spyjinx’ and other projects, it has become increasingly difficult for our team to support the Infinity Blade series at a level that meets our standards,” the developer said on its blog.

Epic Games global creative director Donald Mustard also said that the “Infinity Blade” series holds a special place in him personally, so it’s bittersweet to say goodbye to the games. Mustard also expressed excitement for “Spyjinx” and for Epic’s other future projects.

Users who previously downloaded any of the "Infinity Blade" games on their iPhones would still be able to re-download them from the App Store by accessing their purchase history, according to 9To5Mac. However, those who do redownload the games won't be able to access any of their in-game purchases. It's also important to point out that the ability to re-download the games may not be permanent, so users should download now while they still can.

Epic Games will still continue support for “Infinity Blade III” by adding updated Clash Mobs and “other surprises.” The developer didn’t say how long it will continue providing support to the game. To show its gratitude to fans of the series, Epic has made the “Infinity Blade” stickers app available for free on the App Store. The developer also told fans to keep their eyes peeled to find “Infinity Blade” appearing in other places that they may not expect.

Interestingly, Epic didn’t mention “Fortnite” by name, but it did include a trailer for the game’s season 7 in its blog post. It’s very likely that Epic is more focused on developing and supporting “Fortnite," as pointed out by GameSpot. "Fortnite" battle royale is massively popular right now and it's undoubtedly one of Epic's biggest money makers to date.

The removal of the “Infinity Blade” games from the App Store also followed the announcement that Epic was adding swords as a new weapon in “Fortnite” battle royale. The trailer for the new weapon was published online on Dec. 10 and it clearly shows that the weapon was modeled after the “Infinity Blade” itself. It’s widely believed that the weapon will be available in-game after the v7.01 update, which is scheduled for release later today.