It came as a surprise that Disney killed off their Disney Infinity IP. Disney developed Disney Infinity as not only a means to sell a video game but toys as well. Overall, the game acted as a hub for players to purchase various playsets that included toys and story missions based on Disney-owned universes. This included not only Disney animated films but Marvel and Star Wars franchises as well.
Sources that worked on the video game franchise spoke to Kotaku and alerted journalist Patrick Klepek of what was coming out soon for Disney Infinity and it turns there was quite a bit. Not only was the game going to see a new installment to the franchise within 2017, there was a new story mode in the works for the Toy Box.
This is a significant detail as the Toy Box within Disney Infinity acted as a central hub for players to use all the various toy characters collected. After all, you couldn’t see Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise help out within the Star Wars themed playsets. That would change as the developers would be given more freedom to create stories within the Toy Box that could include various franchises working together.
That’s not all, there was even new toy figures in the works, some of which were based off the upcoming Star Wars film Rogue One. Apparently, there were also discussions of bringing out 12” figures for some of the most popular characters. The list supplied to Kotaku included figures for Buzz Lightyear, Elsa, Hulk, Hulkbuster, Jack Skellington, and Darth Vader.
The retail price for these figures was set to be around $45 though they would be more detailed than their smaller counterparts, light up, and acted differently in-game. However, we’ll never know just what the developers had in mind for these figures with the series now cancelled.