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The final shutdown date for Disney Infinity has been announced, so you folks better take advantage of the game's online features while you still can.
Earlier today, a post went live on the Disney Interactive blog that outlines the shutdown schedule for Disney Infinity. According to the announcement, the team has been hard at work figuring out the best way to shutter Infinity's online and community features. In short, most of you have got about two months before all of that goes bye-bye.
According to the announcement, console players will see the lightest impact, as their version of the game will, for the most part, still work fine. All of the toys, portals, level packs, etc. can still be played even after the online stuff gets booted. The only thing you won't be able to do is play online, download player-created content, etc.
All of that online functionality in Infinity will come to a halt on Sept. 30. That gives you two months to upload and download Toy Box creations to your heart's content. We'd recommend finding lots of good stuff and just stocking up, then playing the heck out of the game until you're ready to move on to something new.
In case you're not familiar with the game, it's Disney's answer to the toys-to-game model that lets players plug new characters, vehicles and the like into the game world by sticking an action figure on a portal attached to their console. If you're familiar with Skylanders, Lego Dimensions or, to a lesser degree, Nintendo's Amiibo, then you've got the idea.
While the console versions of Disney Infinity will only be losing out on the online functionality, the older PC versions and mobile versions of the game are coming to a grinding halt. That's kind of a bummer, but at least they're giving folks plenty of warning.
As of right now, in-game purchases on most versions of the game have been halted, though you can still buy in-game content on Steam if you're rocking Disney Infinity 3.0.
Believe it or not, in-game purchases for the Windows version of Disney Infinity will continue until Jan. 3 of 2017. Come March 3, 2017, Apple TV and Windows 8/10 versions of the game will no longer be available or playable in any form. That's also the date any and all versions of online services and community features for the game across all platforms will be kaput.
It's kind of sad that things didn't work out for Disney Infinity, as most folks seem to think the game was actually pretty good. Maybe its quicker-than-expected closure had something to do with multiple versions of the game coming out, thus confusing and hampering purchases from a good chunk of potential buyers. Well, at least you know now how long you still have to enjoy the game.