Today Disney announced that it is shutting down Disney Infinity,
its three-year-old interactive game/collectible franchise.
“After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to
console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model,“
Disney consumer products and interactive chairman James Pitaro said in a
statement. “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
This is too bad. Although the game never *quite* reached the promised level of world-building and interactivity, the sculpts created for the various Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters were often brilliant.