The Dark Souls of Podcasts
Since Disney Infinity was cancelled a few days ago, the hypothetical future of the franchise was on everyone’s minds. Thanks to some leaky sources, and Patrick Klepek’s egging, we now know what those plans would’ve been.
According to the article on Kotaku, Disney Infinity 4.0 would’ve finally introduced a story mode to Sandbox, allowing characters from one franchise to cross over into another. Infinity playsets, which were the original story mode, had licensing restrictions keeping characters from jumping from world to world, but in Toy Box, there were no limits. That won’t be happening, however.
Other plans included figures from Rogue One, Moana, Cars 3, and all other future Marvel and Star Wars movies. There would have also been 12″ figures of popular characters such as Buzz Lightyear and Darth Vader that lit up and had different powers in game.
There’s also a look into what killed Disney Infinity. Sources claim that toy overproduction and a lack of interest for lesser known characters hit the hardest, as well as standard competition from Skylanders, amiibo, and Lego Dimensions. For direct quotes, check out Patrick’s article.