Disney Infinity Discontinued as Disney Exits Game Development
During a Disney conference call, Disney announced that they are going to exit console game development and cancel the Disney Infinity product line. Their Utah-based internal development studio, Avalanche, will be shuttered, with a loss of 300 jobs.
“After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model. This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model. This means that we will be shutting down Avalanche, our internal studio that developed the game. This was a difficult decision that we did not take lightly given the quality of Disney Infinity and its many passionate fans.”