The Disney Infinity games, Toy Box 2.0 and 3.0 will be cancelled, as will the entire toy line they supported. In addition to the console versions, the games that are also available on Google Play and the App Store (Android and iOS) will be removed from the app stores.
- Disney “kills” more than 40 games from the App Store and Google Play
- Disney's Magic Kingdom is now available for download on Android, iOS and Windows Phone
In an interview with VentureBeat, some Disney producers said that “after extensive evaluation, we have modified our way of dealing with console games and will transition to a license model. This change in strategy means that we will end development on Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market alongside high production costs made the model unfeasible. This also means that we will close Avalanche, our in-house studio that developed the game. This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly, given the quality of Disney Infinity and its passionate fans.”
On the official Disney Infinity blog, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the franchise, John Blackburn, commented that there are still two releases for Toy Box 3.0, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Finding Dory playsets, both scheduled for June.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly the Glendale production team, publishing teams and external partners,” concluded Blackburn.
As with music games, it seems that the fever for games with toy interactions has also passed. Did the producers of Skylanders and Angry Birds also have a financial setback, as Disney had with Disney Infinity? Comment your opinion.