The popular Disney Infinity electronic toy line that features many of Disney’s properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, Zootopia and more has been discontinued. This news comes after Disney has decided to not only kill off the Infinity toys and games, but also the closure of the Utah-based studio, Avalanche Software. Avalanche Studios was the very same development house that worked on the Infinity games.
This bit of sad news comes directly from the Disney Interactive blog.
By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game.
Our goal for Disney Infinity was to bring the best of Disney storytelling to life in homes around the world, and with your support we accomplished that. We hope you had as much fun playing the game as we had making it.
So what’s next for Disney Infinity? We have two final retail releases coming, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.
And as we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly Disney’s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to this project.
But most of all, I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this definitely feels similar to what Disney did to Black Rock Studios back in 2011. This is exactly what happened back then when Disney decided that it no longer wanted to purchase games and called it quits. Then they went ahead and did this again, well… this happens. And has Disney learned from their mistake? Well, it would seem they have as they have stated that they’ll license out their properties instead of creating their own games. But didn’t Disney just make everyone stop using their licenses and decided they were going to purchase their own games? Remember when they pulled the licenses from Capcom, Activision, and other companies? I don’t think we’ve heard the end of this chapter, and I don’t feel this is going to end well for the consumers, that’s for sure.
This also signals a huge lost to gaming fans, collectors, and lovers of all things Disney. While this also means we’ll see the Disney Infinity figures dropping in price soon, it hurts as being someone who followed and purchased every release of Infinity. Especially after all the promises that Disney made regarding the release of Infinity 3.0.
I really wanted that Rogue One set that Disney was supposed to be working on, now that will never come to pass either. What I don’t understand is
Did you purchase any of the Disney Infinity titles and if so, how does this news affect you?