To all those who were hoping for a Disney Infinity 4.0 to come out this year, you will be greatly disappointed because Disney no longer has any interest in continuing with publishing their own video games and that Avalanche Software, the company behind Disney Infinity is to be shut down.
Disney will continue to license its own IP but it means other companies will have to publish any games that are to do with Disney characters. It also means with Disney shutting the doors for good, any content that was in the works, such as the Rouge One Play set, it will never be released and there will be no more inclusion of Marvel, Star Wars and other characters coming to the game, because there is no more game. This is what John Blackburn the GM of Disney Infinity had to say:
“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.”
There is no doubt that Disney Infinity had a great run, but it certainly does come as a surprise that the run ended so soon and if it can happen to Disney, it can happen to anyone.
Source: John Blackburn of Disney Infinity
This post was written by Solid Jack