Disney Infinity has been cancelled as it has been revealed that Disney Interactive will no longer self-publish video games. Disney Infinity’s developer, Avalanche Software, has also been closed.
During the company’s latest earnings call, the company made the announcement, revealing that it had a $147m charge due to “the discontinuation of our self-published console games business, principally Infinity.” Disney said that Infinity had “lower results” than they expected. Disney’s Consumer Products and Interactive Media division revenue for the quarter decreased by two per cent to $1.2bn.
Disney Infinity’s general manager, John Blackburn, confirmed in a blog post that the final two releases for the game are still set to arrive and will feature new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass, due this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set, coming in June.
“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,” Blackburn said in the post.
“As we turn to the next chapter in our story, I want to thank everyone who helped bring Disney Infinity to life, particularly Disney’s Glendale-based production and publishing teams, our external development partners, and of course the incredible Avalanche team for their tireless dedication to this project.”
There will still be video games based upon of Disney properties, but they’ll be licensed out to other publishers. Nearly 300 were laid off with Avalanche’s closure.