Give me my 12″ Sulley figure anyway, Disney
It was announced a few days ago that Disney Infinity is being cancelled due to slumping interest in the series. That’s disappointing in and of itself, but what’s worse is that, according to Kotaku, Disney Infinity 4.0 would’ve been awesome.
It is claimed by Kotaku’s anonymous sources that Disney Infinity 4.0 (not the official title, it would’ve dropped the numbering system for this one) would’ve seen the introduction of new, larger figurines. These 12” figures would’ve been more detailed, included flashy lights, and done special things in-game. However, they’d have also been more expensive, pricing at a hefty $45. Hulk, Hulkbuster, Elsa, Buzz Lightyear, Darth Vader, and Jack Skellington were all apparently lined up to get these bigger models. Who wouldn’t want a 12” Buzz on their shelf?!
Interestingly, Infinity 4.0 doesn’t seem to have had a running theme for which franchises it used.2.0 was Marvel-focused, whereas 3.0 was all about Star Wars, yet 4.0 was going to be set around a wide range of upcoming Disney/Marvel/Star Wars movies. Coco, Cars 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok,and Star Wars: Episode VIII were all going to be included. Ninja Theory was working on content based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Studio Gobo was handling the upcoming Moana.It looks like 4.0 was going to have a nice range of different IPs compared to previous entries to the series.
Best of all, 4.0 was set to include story content in the Toy Box mode. Toy Box is a mainstay feature for the Infinity series, letting you mix and match characters, props, and locations to make your own fun. However, this new mode would’ve let players use characters who are not native to a level play through its story. For example, Darth Vader could’ve run about Monsters University, and Elsa could’ve gone and chilled with the Avengers (surely her ice powers let her qualify to join them?).
It’s a massive shame that Disney pulled the plug on 4.0. While I wasn’t a big fan of how the series tended to focus on whatever Disney’s hot new thing at the moment is, 4.0 looked like it was really making some cool improvements to the formula.
Rest in peace, Disney Infinity. You were taken from us far too soon…