Disney Infinity Will Discontinue June 2016; Disney Shutters Avalanche Software
Disney Interactive’s toys-to-life series, Disney Infinity will be closing its doors come June. In a blog post released earlier today, Senior Vice President of Disney Interactive John Blackburn gave no explanation to the sudden end. There are two planned retail releases — an “Alice Through the Looking Glass” one this month and “Finding Dory” one in June — however, there will be no more Disney figures or releases following that.
Alongside this news, Disney has decided to close down developing studio Avalanche Software (not to be confused with Swedish-based Avalanche Studios). The Utah-based studio which housed over 300 jobs has been responsible for the Disney Infinity line.
Disney Infinity launched August 18, 2013 and has permeated nearly all consoles since. Avalanche Software was purchased by Disney Interactive in 2005, years after Avalanche launched the Tak series and other licensed properties.