Disney decides to exit the world of video games

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Photo Credit: disney.wikia.com

Disney is fondly known for its TV and movie productions with the likes of popular figures such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. With their huge success in the broadcasting industry, Disney ventured into the video game market through their video game subsidiary – Disney Interactive Studios.

Their main production throughout their active years were the Disney Infinity video game series. It’s an action-adventure sandbox title featuring interactions with real-life figurines and toy sets released for all major consoles, including the 8th generation line of consoles such as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

The series garnered rather positive reviews with game critics giving it an above-average rating which leads to ponder about this shocking announcement of discontinuing the company’s main product.

Photo Credit: Disney Infinity official website
Photo Credit: Disney Infinity official website

Disney Infinity’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, John Blackburn announced their decision to shutdown yesterday.

The statement published the company’s website reads, “By now you may have heard the news that we have made the difficult decision to discontinue production of Disney Infinity. From the beginning, Disney Infinity was built for you—our fans—and I wanted to take a moment to thank you not just for your support over the years, but for creating a community that made Disney Infinity more than just a game.”

The reason behind this shocking decision still remains a mystery. Nevertheless, two more final retail releases will be on sale soon, including three new characters from Alice Through the Looking Glass later this month, and the Finding Dory Play Set launching in June.

“I want to again thank you for making Disney Infinity a part of your lives—and for adding to the Disney legacy by being a part of this community,” Blackburn added.