Back in May Disney Interactive noted that it would be shutting down its toys-to-life series Disney Infinity. Now we have the details regarding how that will go down.
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Earlier this week, Disney cancelled its popular toys-to-life franchise Disney Infinity and announced that developer Avalanche Software would shut down.
The move was part of a general pull-out from producing its own games, Disney said. Infinity had seemed to be doing well, but the lack of content announced for this year made it somewhat less of a surprise.
But a new report published by Kotaku has detailed mismanagement behind the scenes of the game which caused the profitable project to be canned well before its time.
Disney Interactive will no longer self-publish console video games. That means it will cease development on Disney Infinity and shutter its developer Avalanche Software.
The company just made the announcement during its latest earnings report where it noted that it had a $147m charge due to "the discontinuation of our self-published console games business, principally Infinity."
Disney said it had "lower results" for Infinity than the company predicted. Disney's Consumer Products and Interactive Media devision revenue for the quarter decreased by two per cent to $1.2bn. Its operating income also decreased eight per cent to $357m.
UPDATE 1/5/15 9.50am: An image of what appears to be Disney Infinity 3.0's Star Wars starter set has appeared online, and contains Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano as its two packed-in characters.
Bungie first-person shooter Destiny is top of the UK all-formats chart for the second week running.
Disney Infinity's Marvel-based sequel is coming next month on every console except for the Wii, which has since been left in the dust by its successor, the Wii U. As a result, Disney is letting players download the original Disney Infinity for free on the Wii U eShop, where its base and figurines are backwards compatible with the Wii game.
Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes has been given a 23rd September release date in North America, Disney has announced.
Ostensibly this means it will come out Friday that week on 26th September, but we're still awaiting confirmation on that.
The upcoming sequel will feature a Guardians of the Galaxy playset sold separately that will be playable in the game's Toy Box 2.0 mode.
When Buzz Lightyear oft proclaimed "to Infinity and beyond!" we were never quite clear on what the "beyond" part was. Now it appears that it's the Marvel universe as Disney has officially unveiled its sequel to Disney Infinity with Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes.
As detailed by GameInformer, this next installment in the physical toy/video game crossover series will feature such beloved characters as the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man and villains like Loki and Modok.
The starter pack will include three playable characters: Iron Man, Thor and Black Widow, along with the Avengers-themed play set. An Asgard-based one was teased as well.