The Walt Disney Company has decided to cease production on the Disney Infinity series of video games and toys according to a post on the Disney Interactive blog. John Blackburn, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Interactive had the following to say:
By now you may have heard the news thatÂ we have made theÂ difficultÂ decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity.Â From the beginning,Â DisneyÂ InfinityÂ wasÂ builtÂ for youâ€”our fansâ€”and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, butÂ for creating a community that madeÂ DisneyÂ InfinityÂ 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 whatâ€™s next forÂ Disney Infinity? We have two finalÂ retail releasesÂ coming, including three new characters fromÂ Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and theÂ Finding DoryÂ Play Set launching in June.
And as we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone whoÂ helped bringÂ DisneyÂ InfinityÂ to life, particularly Disneyâ€™s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to thisÂ project.
But most of all,Â I want to again thankÂ youÂ for makingÂ DisneyÂ InfinityÂ a part of your livesâ€”and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.
There were also plans to produce Disney Infinity toys for Rogue One, but sadly those will be canceled. Venture Beat also reports that as part of ending the Infinity business, Avalanche, the development team responsible for making the game, will also be shutting down. Disney plans to go to a pure third-party licensing scheme, similar to what they’ve been doing with the Star Wars license.