Disney surprised everyone in May when it announced an end to Disney Infinity and closed Avalance Studios. The company has now released a timeline for scaling back and eventually shutting down the game's servers.
In an email to players (via NeoGAF), Disney laid out the following:
As of today (July 29, 2016):
- No in-game purchases can be made within the PC, Steam version of Disney Infinity 2.0, iOS, Google Android, Amazon Android and Apple TV versions of the game as this feature has now been removed
- Players can continue to make in-game purchases within the Steam version of Disney Infinity 3.0.
As of September 30, 2016:
- Players will no longer be able to log in to play the PC, iOS, Google Android and Amazon Android versions of Disney Infinity. These will no longer be available on the respective app stores
- The Steam versions of Disney Infinity 2.0 & 3.0 will remain operational with the exception of all online services and community features as these will be discontinued
- Apple TV versions of Disney Infinity will be removed from the App Store
- The Disney Infinity Community team will no longer be reviewing or approving any new Toy Boxes that are submitted to Disney for all console, mobile and PC versions of the game. However, when playing on any console, Apple TV or Windows 8/10 versions of the game, players can continue to download their favorite Toy Boxes from the Community Content section until March 3, 2017.
As of January 3, 2017
- No in-game purchases can be made within the Windows 8/10 versions of the game as this feature will be removed.
As of March 3, 2017
- Apple TV and Windows 8/10 versions will no longer be available, supported or playable
- All Disney Infinity online services and community features for all versions will be discontinued, including toy boxes.
The company has also provided a FAQ site for the closing, with some clarifications:
- If you are playing any of the console (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, 360, Wii U) or handheld versions (3DS or Vita), all progress that has saved will continue to be accessible since it does not require any online services.
- Digital versions of the game will continue to be available through first party stores at Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
- If you purchase the game AFTER the shutdown date, updates will still be available for download.
- Web codes will not be redeemable after September 30 for PC, iOS, Android, Google Play and Amazon versions of the game.
So to be clear, PC will no longer be playable. Console versions will be playable but will have no online support or options.
Disney's community team promises to continue to make updates to the official site with any other announcement priot to the March 3 shutdown.
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I was at wal mart the other day and they had figures for like 4 bucks
I ended up getting the star wars packs (new and old) for 10 dollars each.
My god daugther just loves walking around doing random stuff with any girl character in the open toy box mode in 3.0
I picked up Boba Fett for $2 at my local Walmart, he was tapped up. Then at another Walmart I got Han Solo and Kylo Ren, for $4.
I always wanted to buy her those double figure packs with the level piece but I was not gonna pay 37 bucks for that shit... Geesh
10 dollars is way more reasonable
I wanna get at least Darth Vader yet, seen my local Walmart has more of em in stock.
Just got that email earlier today... I was hoping it would something along the lines of "due to tremendous fan response our cancellation has been canceled!" but no :(
the worst part of all of this is I feel my son gravitating to the damn Lego Dimensions game and I really don't want to have to buy all that shit now!
So you won't be able to play the game on Steam?
Really sad to see the platform die, especially as it just hit its stride in DI3.0
Dropping support for previous editions' playsets late in development of DI2.0 was such a huge fucking mistake. For all of its faults, at least Skylanders lets you use all of your older toys in the newer games.
Lego Dimensions is just fucking killing it right now, but they had the benefit of learning from everyone else's fuck ups.