Disney announced a while back that it was closing down the Disney Infinity services, and more or less leaving gaming behind on the publishing front, instead opting to license out its properties to others, a la Star Wars and EA.
Today, Disney has posted a new FAQ (frequently asked questions) to its website that details how the Disney Infinity services will be coming to a close.
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
• You can continue to make in-game purchases within the Steam version of Disney Infinity 3.0.
As of September 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
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
So, basically, you’ve got until March 3rd to get your fun done and then the doors are locked forever. You’ll still be able to play the base games offline, though you won’t have any access to any internet-based content. It’s a bit of a bummer, really, but this is business and we all know Disney is ruthless when it comes to its pennies. You thought Scrooge McDuck was a fictional character, didn’t you? Check the Disney boardroom and you’ll see that greedy git quacking his head off.
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