It was announced last week that Disney Infinity was cancelled with Disney getting out of console gaming entirely. This was huge news to the community and many questions were raised about what was going to happen next. We’ve put together a quick recap of most of the questions we’ve seen over and over into this hand Disney Infinity Cancellation FAQ.
Have a question we didn’t answer in the list below? Leave a comment and we will add it!
1. When will Disney Infinity end?
Disney Infinity was officially cancelled last week on the 10th of May. All production at Avalanche Studios was immediately halted and nothing new will be released after June of 2016.
2. What characters are going to come out before it ends?
Only five more characters are due to be released for Disney Infinity. In May three figures will be released for the Alice Through The Looking Glass film: Alice, Time & Mad Hatter. In June two figures and a playset will be released for the Finding Dory film: Dory & Nemo.
3. Will I be able to play the game after its cancelled?
Yes! The game will still function like it always had in terms of Playset Gameplay. You will still be able to play through all the Playsets and play in the Toy Box and Toy Box Expansion games!
4. Will the servers stay up?
While there hasn’t been any official word, the servers are likely to stay up for the time being. The servers used to host Disney Infinity online play may be shared with other Disney online experiences. Some calls to Disney Interactive’s support have reassured fans that there are no immediate plans to shut down the servers. Plan on them going down officially at the end of the year.
You will be able to patch or download content / updates for the game for years to come as that info isn’t hosted on Disney’s servers.
5. What will happen when the servers go down?
Two major things will happen when the servers go down. First, all online gameplay will be suspended and you will not be able to share toy boxes, download new toy boxes, play in Flynn’s Arcade or in Toy Box Expansion games with friends.
Secondly, Toy Box building will be dramatically affected by the removal of the Text Editor tool. When ever you add text into a toy box it is checked against a clean speak server tool to remove and prevent profanity from being used. When the servers go down, this function will be removed and it will be impossible for you to add text.
6. How did this happen?
There are a lot of things that attributed to the downfall of Disney Infinity and you can read about them in our post Disney Infinity Cancelled – What Went Wrong. Many of the issues seemed to stem back to the management of inventory and investment vs. a lack of fan base or creative content.
7. Can we save Disney Infinity?
Probably not. But you can make the team behind Disney Infinity know how much they meant to you by signing an online petition to try and save the game. You can find that petition here. Reach out to the Disney Interactive team to express your love for Disney Infinity.
1200 Grand Central Ave.
Glendale, CA 91201
Another thing you can do is to directly reach out to Bob Iger, CEO of Disney and let him know how disappointed you are in the cancellation.
Robert A. Iger
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Walt Disney Company
500 S.Buena Vista St. MC 1062
Burbank, California 91521-1062
Remember to keep your correspondence to him polite.
8. Will My Figures Be Worth More Now?
Probably not. This was a game that’s part of the downfall involved an over saturation of figures. There are perhaps a few figures that might be worth more in the future but for the most part your collection won’t be a gold mine worth sitting on.
9. Should I Sell My Collection Of Figures Now?
Do you still enjoy playing the game? Do you usually sell off your other games when you are done playing them? Ultimately this is a personal decision, we will be keeping our full set of figures for years to come. Still lots of fun to have with these.
10. Will Another Company Buy Disney Infinity and Make More Figures / Playsets?
Probably not. What you will see now though is the licensing of new and old Disney / Star Wars / Marvel properties to companies for movie time in games.
This might open the door for other Toys To Life games to license in the characters, but only time will tell.
11. Will Toy Box TV and Toy Box Challenges keep going?
No. Everything involved with the development and promotion of the game will be over after the Finding Dory Playset.