DC's 'Infinite Crisis' Game to Shut Down Just Six Months After Launch

Infinite Crisis Superman - H 2014
<p>Infinite Crisis Superman - H 2014</p>   |   Warner Bros. Interactive/DC Entertainment
The multiplayer online game will close this August.

Apparently, DC Entertainment's multiversal crisis was finite after all.

Infinite Crisis, the multiplayer online battle arena video game based on DC Entertainment's superheroes, will close down just six months after its official launch, it was announced Tuesday.

News of the shutdown came via a post on the message boards of the game's official website, in which community manager Celestrata wrote that the decision to close came "after much deliberation."

"We will end development efforts today and will close the service on August 14, 2015," the message explained. "This was an extremely difficult decision to make. On behalf of the entire Infinite Crisis we want to thank all of you for your feedback, support and for joining together to create one of the best communities in gaming." Those who purchased the Starter or Elite packs will be able to apply for refunds, with the game remaining free-to-play until the Aug. 14 closure date.

The closure is especially surprising given that Infinite Crisis was only officially launched on March 26 this year, after more than a year of open beta testing (Open beta began March 14, 2014, with the game having been in closed beta testing since May the previous year). As recently as last month, new characters were being teased as future additions to the game.

No reason was given for the closure.