Disney Infinity: Toy Box

Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

Disney Infinity cancelled, Avalanche Software shut down

Disney ceases console game publishing, roughly 300 jobs cut.

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.

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Disney Infinity is now free on Wii U

So Wii players can upgrade for the sequel at no additional cost.

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 Interactive lays off 700 staff

UPDATE: Disney Infinity and Fantasia: Music Evolved remain unaffected.

UPDATE 11.47pm: A Disney spokesperson has confirmed to Eurogamer that Disney Infinity and Fantasia: Music Evolved will remain unaffected by the company's recent restructuring. In fact, the point of today's decisions was to refocus the company's efforts on its key priorities, which includes Disney Infinity - something that comes as no surprise given its recent success.