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Posted May 11, 2016 by Adam Ghiggino in Feature
 
 

Disney Infinity cancelled, Disney moves away from game publishing


During Disney’s second quarterly earnings meeting for 2016, a megaton announcement was dropped regarding their video games business – the Disney Infinity series will be discontinued, and not only that, the company’s focus will shift to licensing their properties to other developers and publishers.

 

The announcement may come as a surprise, given the relative popularity of collectible figures like amiiboLego Dimensions and Skylanders, but perhaps the trend is finally coming to an end. On the Disney Interactive blog, John Blackburn, SVP & GM of Disney Infinity writes:

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.


Adam Ghiggino

 
Owner, Executive Editor of Rocket Chainsaw. I also edit TV, films and make average pancakes.


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