Disney has dropped out of the game development field.
The decision was made by Disney CEO Bob Iger who felt the video game field is constantly changing and did not have enough confidence moving forward. This sadly means that Disney’s biggest, Disney Infinity, is no more. Studio Avalanche (which is part of Disney) will be shutting its doors laying off all its staff in the process.
Disney Infinity GM, John Blackburn, went on the Disney Infinity official blog to thank fans for their dedicated support.
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.
He further went to announce the final packs arriving in June.
So what’s next for Disney Infinity? We have two final retail releases coming, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.
But what about the bigger picture? Does this mean no more Disney games? Far from it. Disney will now continue licensing its IP to more senior developers. A perfect example is how EA is now officially handling all Star Wars games. So don’t worry Kingdom Hearts fans, your precious sequel is still coming.
Disney will continue forward in the land of video games in one form or another.