Disney Interactive is shutting down online services for its toys-to-life video game Disney Infinity over the course of the next eight months, removing in-game purchases and ending support for the games’ community features. As part of the shutdown, some versions of Disney Infinity will be removed from various online stores and will no longer be playable as of September.
In an email sent by Disney Interactive today, the company outlined its plans to end online service for Disney Infinity. Some of those changes go into effect today; Disney has already ended in-game purchases in the PC version of Disney Infinity 2.0 and the Android, Apple TV and iOS versions of the game.
Disney says the console versions of Disney Infinity "will continue to operate as usual with full access to figures and play sets only with the exception of community content features and online multiplayer." Players will be able to upload and download Toy Box creations until Sept. 30. On that day, the Disney Infinity community team will stop approving new content.
After Sept. 30, the Android, iOS and PC versions of Disney Infinity will no longer be playable.
Here’s a full rundown of what’s happening with Disney Infinity, straight from Disney Interactive, over the next eight months.
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
- You can continue to make in-game purchases within the Steam version of Disney Infinity 3.0.
Sept. 30, 2016
- You 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 AppStore
- 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 if you are playing on any console, Apple TV or Windows 8/10 versions of the game, you can continue to download your favorite Toy Boxes from the Community Content section until March 3, 2017
Jan. 3, 2017
- No in-game purchases can be made within the Windows 8/10 versions of the game as this feature will be removed
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
More details on the closure of Disney Infinity’s online services is available at the company’s support website.
Disney announced in May that it was canceling development of Disney Infinity and shutting down its primary developer, Avalanche Software. Disney's chairman of consumer products and interactive media, Jimmy Pitaro, said at the time that the company had changed its approach to console gaming and would be transitioning "exclusively to a licensing model."