A few months ago Disney confirmed they were ending the Disney Infinity toys-to-game line and canceling future updates to Disney Infinity 3.0. Now it seems they’re taking another step and shutting down online services for the game by March 3rd.
The shutdown will happen in steps and the first step is today. Starting today you’ll no longer be able to buy in-game purchases to the Steam version of Disney Infinity 2.0, or from the iOS, Android, Kindle, Apple TV, and non-Steam PC versions of Disney Infinity 3.0.
The next big step is on September 30th, 2016. On this day the non-Steam PC version, iOS, Android, and Kindle versions of Disney Infinity 3.0 will completely shut down. The games will no longer be accessible at all, and can not be played at all even if you have purchased the game. The Steam versions of Disney Infinity 2.0 and Disney Infinity 3.0 will also have their online services ended, but they’ll still run the single player. The Apple TV version of the game will be removed from the App Store, though it will still be playable for a while longer. Finally, the Disney Infinity Community Team will stop reviewing and approving new Toy Boxes to play in, though you’ll still be able to play previously approved Toy Boxes in versions that still have online features available.
The third step will take place on January 3rd, 2017, and will see the Windows 8 and Windows 10 app store versions of Disney Infinity 3.0 will no longer be able to make in-game purchases.
Finally, on March 3rd, 2017, the console versions of all entries in the Disney Infinity series will have their online services shut down. Similar to the Steam version the single player section will still be available, with Disney assuring through its FAQ that the console and PlayStation Vita version of the game will still be playable even without the online. A separate FAQ post also ensure that both the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS versions of the game will still work without online as well. On the other hand the Apple TV, Windows 8 app store, and Windows 10 app store versions will completely shut down and no longer be accessible at all. The game’s website will also close down, and instead will redirect to an FAQ and support page.
Despite the service shutting down, you’ll still be able to purchase figures in-store while they’re still available. The game will still be available to play on most consoles and Steam, though if you bought any non-Steam PC or mobile versions you may want to jump in for one last hurrah.
How do you feel about this one? Going to jump in while you still can? Glad you never got involved? Let us know in the comments!