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Disney ceases self-publishing and cancels Disney Infinity

May 11th, 2016 by Stuart Miller Comments

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To infinity and nowhere further…

Disney studios has confirmed that it will cease to self-publish console games and that its toys-to-life series Disney Infinty has now been cancelled.

During its latest earning report it revealed the news that it had made a loss of $147 million in its second quarter.

Infinity was a big franchise for Disney as it was the number one toys-to-life series of 2015 outselling both Lego Dimensions and the Skylander franchise, however during the second quater sales figures dropped which has lead them to cease self-publishing games as well as closing the studio behind the Infinity series, Avalanche Studios.

In a blog post released on Tuesday by Disney Infinity Senior Vice President and General Manager John Blackburn he said: “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.

“And 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.

“But most of all, I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community.”

The news lead people to speculate what will happen with other Disney IPs, however they should not be affected as other studios are handling them; for example EA is still hard at work on at least three new Star Wars titles as well as Micky and the gang returning for Kingdom Hearts 3 which is being made by Square-Enix.

Source: DigitalSpy

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Stuart is co-founder and one of the hosts of the Monday movie show. Ever since the age of two he's been a huge movie fan, especially horror films since one of the first films he ever watched was Poltergeist, yes at age two. Since then he can't stop watching films and over the years it has become a bit of an obsession, but it's not just films that he has a passion for; he's also a huge videogame fanatic and has also been known for belting out the odd tune or two. For more on what Stuart does visit www.mondaymovieshow.co.uk

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