Disney announced back in May that is was discontinuing its video game series Disney Infinity, and today the company announced its plans on how the series will end.
Infinity was Disney's attempt to cash in on the collectible action figure and video game craze kicked off by Activision's Skylnaders series, and made even more popular by Nintendo's amiibo line. The video game was launched in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo 3DS, and it included physical, interactive figurines that unlocked Disney and Pixar characters within the game. Disney Infinity seemed like a guaranteed home run due to Disney's deep catalog of properties, including Marvel Superheroes, but the game never caught on.
Since its release, Disney Infinity has been ported to a variety of platforms, including iOS, Apple TV and Steam. This has made shuttering the game somewhat complicated. Here's Disney's timeline for all the available versions of Disney Infinity.
The console versions will continue to operate as usual, except for the online communities and multiplayer option. Players will be able to upload and download any of their Toy Box creations until September 30, 2016.
Online purchases for version 2.0 on iOS, Android, Amazon and Apple TV will be discontinued starting today. Version 2.0 and 3.0 will remain operational on Steam, but all online services will be unavailable starting on September 30.
You will no longer be able to log in to PC, iOS, Google Android and Amazon Android versions on September 30, and the games will be removed from their respective App Stores. The Disney Infinity Community will also stop accepting new Toy Box submissions for all console, mobile and PC versions of the game, but console, Windows 8/10 and Apple TV players will be able to download Toy Boxes from the Community Content section until March 3, 2017.
In-game purchases will be removed from Windows 8/10 on January 3, 2017.
On March 3, 2017, Apple TV and all Window versions will be no longer be available, supported or playable. All Disney Infinity online services will also end on this day.