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'Disney Infinity' Game Series Officially Discontinued by Disney

Disney today announced the end of its Disney Infinity line of games and accompanying figurines, which are being discontinued as of today. Disney Infinity games, such as the one available on the Apple TV and iOS devices, will officially no longer be updated and the studio that developed the games is being shuttered.

In a blog post, senior vice president of Disney Infinity John Blackburn thanked fans for supporting the game and called the decision to discontinue the series "difficult."

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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.
Disney's decision to discontinue the Disney Infinity series may not come as a surprise to Apple TV users, who have been without Disney Infinity updates for the last several months. Back in March, a Disney customer service representative told Apple TV customers that Disney had no plans to update the Apple TV version of Disney Infinity 3.0, despite the fact that it was only released last November.

With no additional updates planned for the Disney Infinity 3.0 app on the Apple TV, newly released characters will not be supported and no bugs in the Apple TV version will be fixed. Disney has not announced plans to remove its apps from the App Store, so they will presumably continue to be usable in their current state.

Disney will take a $147 million charge to offset the discontinuation of Disney Infinity and going forward, Disney is changing its approach to console gaming and will be transitioning exclusively to a licensing model.

Apple is still selling a Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition Starter Pack in its online store for $99.95 and the Disney Infinity apps remain available for download. Disney says it will release three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass and a Finding Dory playset before the Disney Infinity retail releases come to a halt.



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36 months ago
So then, Disney ending plans for the Apple TV version was just the beginning of the cancelation for the whole product across all platforms, and not doom and gloom for the Apple TV in particular.

Glad the tech press didn't overreact or anything.
Rating: 17 Votes
36 months ago
Glad that Disney explains the word Infinity to us. It seems to mean The End.
Rating: 14 Votes
36 months ago
Anything that is related to Disney...the only thing that comes to my mind is....

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Rating: 11 Votes
36 months ago
Thank god, these things at $10 - $15 each have been costing me a fortune every time I go to Toys R Us with my boys!
Rating: 7 Votes
36 months ago
So one might say it's no longer Infinite.
Rating: 5 Votes
36 months ago
The problem was that it just wasn't as much fun as Skylanders. The Skylanders stories were more fun, came out first, and had a ton more variety.

I really hated that most of the focus went into the "minecraft world building" side of it rather than the story/quest lines.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
That was the only game I played (very rarely though, I'm not into games at all) although I don't understand how they weren't profitable with the collecting aspect of the figurines??
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago

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Explains a rather controversial AppleTV decision from last year. So there is a tie in.
Rating: 3 Votes
36 months ago
I'm not sure if this package will go on sale, but it comes with the Nimbus controller ($50 value) and is a phenomenal controller.
Rating: 2 Votes
36 months ago
Basically, physical DLC is no longer profitable and dying. Here's hoping in-app purchases are next.
Rating: 2 Votes

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