Sources close to Kotaku have confirmed to them that Disney Infinity 4.0 was well in the pipeline, with the series being largely successful. Disney Infinity were still the number one brand when they got shut down and made 200 million dollars in revenue from Star Wars figures alone.
We’ve included some of the highlights from the article below, which goes into the future of the series including awesome information about upcoming franchises, larger figures and a new story mode that would allow characters from different franchises to come together.
They were going to build a story mode for Toy Box where you could have characters from different series play together.
12 inch, $45 toys were coming.
Ninja Theory was making a Rogue One set for this year, and Studio Gobo a Moana set.
Next year would include Cars 3, Star Wars VIII, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Coco, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Thor: Ragnarok.
The real financial problems with the series stemmed from making too many toys as opposed to the profitability of the actual game. For example, they made 2 million Hulk figures, but only sold 1 million.
They were also frequently required to make figures for characters who wouldn’t sell in order to be able to use various IPs, which harmed profitability.
Battlefront also ate into Disney Infinity 3.0 pretty heavily. Disney thought Disney Infinity would sell to 7-12 year olds, and Battlefront to 13+ year olds, but even 7-12 year olds wanted Battlefront instead.
They were still the #1 game in the genre when they got shut down and made $200 million in revenue from Star Wars figures alone.