Disney’s toys-to-life franchise will focus on new play sets
There will be no Disney Infinity 4.0 released in 2016. Instead, Disney announced today, the company will continue support of Disney Infinity 3.0, which came out last summer.
Prior to this year, Disney has released a new version of its open-world game annually since Disney Infinity‘s debut in 2013.
Continued support for 3.0, said John Blackburn, general manager of Disney Infinity, will come in the way of new play sets and new characters released throughout the rest of this year and timed to the biggest events coming from Disney. The company’s 2016 theatrical slate, from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm, includes Zootopia, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Finding Dory, Doctor Strange, Moana and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In our review of Disney Infinity 3.0, we called the latest iteration “a deeply complex system of games, an aspirational creation that strives to do many things well.
“In essence, Disney has finally thrown open its vault of treasured characters and stories and wants you to play,” we said. “What better way to do that than laying on the floor side-by-side with your child, laughing until you’re sick, creating not just video games, but memories.”
We also noted that the game was plagued by some lesser issues including long load times and creation tools that could use some work.
When the game released, it included support for all of the previous figures and added the Star Wars universe to the series.
Make sure to check out our full run-down of the news and what it means to the franchise.