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Disney Infinity 4.0 would have had massive figures and a toybox story mode

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Either way you look at it, Disney Infinity was huge before the house of mouse pulled the plug on their toys to life franchise. A video game platform more than a game, Disney Infinity had dozens of toys and plenty of charm spread across numerous playsets and a very distinct style that combined childhood toys with animation. Man, it was fantastic.

There was always room for improvement however. The playset expansions may have been a novel idea, but Disney Infinity was always lacking a truly proper story-mode. A narrative that would have leveraged all the franchises under it into one big epic story that stretched from Star Wars through to Frozen and beyond.

According to sources at Kotaku, the 4.0 edition of Disney Infinity was going to tackle this lack of story head on. And then some. Plans were afoot to create a new breed of toys, 12 inch figures of Buzz Lightyear, Elsa, Hulk, Hulkbuster, Jack Skellington, and Darth Vader that would have cost a premium penny but would be packed to the gills with features. These figures would have been able to light up, have more detail and would have different in-game behaviours.

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As for the games, a tie-in for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Cars 3, Star Wars VIII, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Coco, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Thor: Ragnarok. All this, and a story mode for the toy box so that players could finally play as “Elsa running through Tatooine”. But that’s just a pipe dream now, as Disney Infinity is no more as competition in the industry and the fact that it was far less financially risky to license Disney properties out resulted in the company killing the franchise.

And this was done at a time when Disney Infinity was sitting right on top of the toys to life food-chain. “It’s weird to be the number one in a genre but still have your sales be disappointing,” said the Kotaku source.

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“Disney Infinity was a big seller and earned a lot of revenue for Disney Interactive,” said another source. “I don’t know of another high selling ‘AAA’ game that has been killed like this.”

On the plus side, at least my retirement fund is sorted. All those figures I’ve collected are going to be mighty valuable when I finally get fired.

Last Updated: May 13, 2016

65 Comments

  1. Such a pity

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 13, 2016 at 08:53

      Yes. I really was looking forward to spending R2000 on a game.

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 13, 2016 at 08:53

        Did you forget sugar in your coffee this morning? You are very bitter

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 13, 2016 at 08:55

          I still work at the same place, so yes, I’m bitter. And since they only have Ricoffee here (for guests and clients too), if I don’t bring my own coffee I won’t have any.
          Also, I don’t drink sugar in my coffee.

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          • Kromas untamed

            May 13, 2016 at 09:02

            Drinking a cuppacino out of an Epic coffee mug as I am reading this. We IT guys don’t mess around with weak ass Ricoffee.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:04

            Ricoffee isn’t coffee, it’s Sahara sand.
            I’m not in IT, but I appreciate my good coffee. So I stock my own and keep a French Press at my desk to make my own decent stuff 😀

          • Kromas untamed

            May 13, 2016 at 09:05

            That is more like it.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:12

            Ricoffee is filth

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 13, 2016 at 09:18

            Not even we peasants drink that

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:20

            Ricoffee has its uses….you can spike someone’s proper coffee with it.

            Watch as they drink, and somehow, they realize something is VERY wrong with the coffee, but they cannot place it, yet they finish the drink, they are grumpy afterwards, AND I CANNOT CONTAIN MY LAUGHTER.

            So, at least Ricoffee gives me that one joy

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 13, 2016 at 09:21

            nice

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:28

            Hmmm, not even a lol, oh well

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 13, 2016 at 09:43

            I bookmarked this for future use

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 13, 2016 at 09:52

            What? The method, or the lack of lol?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 13, 2016 at 09:59

            method

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 13, 2016 at 10:00

            😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 13, 2016 at 09:20

            Of course not, you only get to drink rainwater. Like Lord Gaben has commanded. 😀

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 13, 2016 at 09:21

            XD

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:29

            Hehehehe

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 09:13

            I forgot my coffee mug at home… So no coffee for me today!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:29

            Put granules on mouth, pour hot water in, do a little dance, and swallow

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 09:32

            I can’t see how that could end well!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:34

            I can’t see how not?

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 09:38

            The little dance + coffee in mouth + laughing = mess on floor.
            And telling me to not to laugh while dancing like telling me not to breathe air!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:40

            I need to see this!

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:44

            Then you might as well just go home 😀

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 10:08

            I want to but I’m not in the mood to see or hear my ill flatmate. I sometimes have no sympathy.

      • Kromas untamed

        May 13, 2016 at 08:54

        R2000 Doom
        R2000 Overwatch

        Thats R4000 on games I am spending this month alone. 🙂

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 13, 2016 at 08:55

          The R800 that Doom is selling for on Steam is already too much for me.
          And I just got Mad Max in the monthly bundle. I have so much stuff I need to play 😀

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          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 08:57

            Yep!!! when prices went from 600 to 800 while we were watching the prices, that’s when I drew the line, in my mind and not with a pencil, because that would hurt…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 08:59

            Yea man. But luckily it’s only a few devs that are trying their luck like that. No Man’s Sky is still R600, as new games should be.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 09:00

            But No Man’s sky is an Indie game, so strictly speaking they shouldn’t charge all that much…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:02

            Ag, I don’t mind. It’s going to be more of a game than something like Assassin’s Creed Unity, so I’m willing to pay for it. But I do get your point. “AAA” means nothing to me though, it just makes the big devs feel special.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:03

            I see Deus Ex Mankind Divided is only R500, so then there’s really no reason for Doom to be sitting at R800. Fallout 4 also.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 09:04

            But Bethesda, you know, the guys with the egos so big, they make a horse’s willy look small…

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:05

            That’s true. Careful now, they might sue you for mentioning their name without paying to do so 😛

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 09:06

            HAHAHAHA!!! Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda, Bethesda…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            May 13, 2016 at 09:13

            Yeah saw that last night, THAT will be my third day-one-game this year!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 13, 2016 at 09:04

            Only going in, once in the brain it wouldn’t because it doesn’t have pain receptors. Wait… you weren’t being literal.

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 09:05

            I was in Limbo?

          • Kromas untamed

            May 13, 2016 at 08:58

            Yeah that’s the thing. I got the money to buy the games but the way I make the money leaves no time to actually play the games. I own a pristine unopened Far Cry Kiryat edition. Not even opened the box yet as I don’t have time.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:00

            Damn.
            I suppose we all have our backlogs (pc gamers especially)

          • Kromas untamed

            May 13, 2016 at 09:06

            My life in a nutshell.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:10

            My personal computer would be a Carrera RSR. Old and outdated, but still decent enough to run well. 😀

          • miaau

            May 13, 2016 at 09:47

            When I started working people joked that the IT team all have lawnmowers with headlights on, else we cannot mow our lawns

          • Kromas untamed

            May 13, 2016 at 10:00

            Well yeah. I own donkeys cause they are untended lawn mowers. 🙂

          • Greylingad[He Charges!]

            May 13, 2016 at 09:02

            I’m currently in the situation where I wish I was in your situation again, but for other reasons…

        • Greylingad[He Charges!]

          May 13, 2016 at 08:56

          Holy smokes…. That’s like….and a million…. with the two…. a lot of indie games!! At least you’ll get a Revenant out of it…

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  2. Pariah

    May 13, 2016 at 08:41

    I can think of 1313 reasons why I don’t care.

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  3. miaau

    May 13, 2016 at 08:51

    Another article on another product with future plans that might have been.

    I wonder sometimes how far the plans were developed for these future products. I suspect not developed very far at all OR the business case just did not pass muster. So, while nice to hear about them sometimes, they may be more figments of the imagination than actual solid plans and thus sound WAAAAAAY better than what might have actually been delivered.

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    • Kromas untamed

      May 13, 2016 at 08:53

      Well at least we know Titan was a huge bust and a sore spot to most Blizz devs.Also we know almost nothing about what it would have been so that is nice. 🙂

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 13, 2016 at 09:00

    What I wouldn’t give for a 12″ Hulk.

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    • Captain JJ bound

      May 13, 2016 at 09:00

      That’s what she said?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 13, 2016 at 09:01

        Should’ve known she was a Marvel fan.

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        • Captain JJ bound

          May 13, 2016 at 09:02

          Who doesn’t love AntMan? 😛

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 13, 2016 at 09:04

            Tony’s side?

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:06

            I’d always pick Captain’s Side.
            I didn’t know which side Ant Man was on. I haven’t had a chance to watch Civil War, so that’s all I’ve got. 😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 13, 2016 at 09:08

            Well then you’re in luck!

            And that’s not a spoiler because it was in the trailers.

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:11

            Haha. Yea, I know 😀
            I just wasn’t paying enough attention, I was just curious to see Spider-Man.

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 09:14

            It’s a good movie! Got to watch it on Wednesday ^_^

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 13, 2016 at 09:45

            I haven’t had the time lately to do much of anything. Was able to game a bit for half an hour last night, but tonight I can’t again. 🙁

          • Admiral Chief Protector

            May 13, 2016 at 09:51

            Why not?

          • DragonSpirit009

            May 13, 2016 at 10:07

            I know this battle in life. I actually had to force myself to finish up stuff so that I can actually go to the movies.

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        May 13, 2016 at 09:18

        BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA

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  5. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 13, 2016 at 11:32

    Jason’s in the header!

    Reply

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