Infinity Blade 3 development underway, QA tester confirms

iPhone game mentioned by Epic Games employee

The online resume of a senior development tester employed by Epic Games has confirmed an Infinity Blade 3 project is in development.

Michael Lochrane, a QA tester at Chair Entertainment (the Utah-based Epic Games subsidiary which developed the first two Infinity Blade games) wrote on his LinkedIn page that his current project is "Infinity Blade 3 for the iPhone".

The discovery was made by the Kotaku columnist Superannuation.

By convention, Epic Games usually reveals its new projects when Apple reveals new products, meaning that there is a possibility that the yet-to-be-announced game will be showcased for the first time following the reveal of the next iPhone or iPad.

The first Infinity Blade game was published in 2010

In March last year, when Apple revealed its iPad 3, Epic Games revealed Infinity Blade Dungeons - a Diablo-style dungeon crawler in development at Impossible Studios.

However, in July the project was cancelled and Impossible Studios closed down.

At the time, Chair's co-founder Donald Mustard said: "There's more we at Chair are totally planning to do in the Infinity Blade universe. More Games, more books, maybe even other products. And we are very excited about that."

Since the release of Infinity Blade 2, Epic Games has undergone significant changes, including the $330m purchase of 40 per cent of its equity from China's free-to-play giant Tencent.

Key board members have also left the company, from Cliff Bleszinski to Mike Capps.