Disney has announced that it is discontinuing Disney Infinity and will no longer be self-publishing games. Two more sets will be released for Infinity next month, before it’s all over.
Disney released the following statement in regards to the situation:
“After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model. This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model. This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game. This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans.”
Disney will be taking a $147 million hit in charges related to discontinuing Infinity. It may be sad to see Disney go, but we won’t miss all those Infinity figurines crowding store shelves.