In a blog post today, Disney Interactive announced that the company has canceled all future operations of their critically-acclaimed toys-to-life game, Disney Infinity. While a reason wasn't explicitly given in their "update," other sources point to the game and figures series being "unsustainable" from a financial perspective.
It's a shame, too. I actually only recently jumped into Infinity, which lured me in by creating a very interesting, universe-spanning experience featuring a wide cast of Marvel Comics characters. Including Star Wars in the most recent version of the game didn't hurt, either, and I even found myself jumping back to game 1.0 to see how the experiences based on The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, and The Lone Ranger all measured up. What I found was surprisingly delightful.
The closure of the game comes as something of a blindside to fans, since game and company officials have expressed nothing but support for the popular game as recently as a week ago. Sadly, though, the game's new content will end next month.
While Comics on Consoles has always planned on covering Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes, the exact question of when that issue would come out has always lingered. With today's announcement, though, we'll be changing our plans a little bit. While we were originally targeting an Infinity-oriented issue for sometime in 2017, we'll now be bringing you a single issue dedicated to both Disney Infinity 2.0 and 3.0 sometime this summer. The focus will, of course, be on the playsets and figures released within the Marvel brand, but because the game is closing, we'll likely take a look at how some other franchises from those games are represented, as well.
Sorry to see you go, Infinity. We barely knew you.