The MOBA genre is a crowded one right now, and competition is fierce. Games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 dominate the market, but that doesn't mean some haven't tried to carve out a little slice of heaven for themselves in the "free-to-play" realm.
WB Games tried to do just that with their DC Universe MOBA Infinite Crisis. The game only officially launched back in March after a year long beta period, but WB is now ending support of the game in a few months. Come Aug. 14, the servers will be shut down.
The news comes from an official Infinite Crisis blog post.
"After much deliberation, we regret to announce the official shutdown of Infinite Crisis," developer Turbine Studios writes. "We will end development efforts today and will close the service on August 14, 2015.
"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.""
Infinite Crisis will continue to be playable until the Aug. 14 shutdown date.
In the vast sea of MOBA titles, Infinite Crisis did manage to stand out thanks to its use of iconic DC heroes and villains. We called it one of the best MOBAs you could play for free, and while it had its flaws, the game didn't deserve such a short life. Turbine Studios suffered layoffs towards the end of last year as well.
All this on the same day that Blizzard's new MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, officially releases. One falls and another rises to take its place. Coming from Blizzard, expect Heroes of the Storm to be around for the long haul.