Disney Shuts Down Both Marvel: Avengers Alliance Games
Marvel: Avengers Alliance and its sequel will be discontinued next month.
[UPDATE] A Disney spokesperson reached out to GameSpot to provide the following statement:
"For more than four years, Marvel: Avengers Alliance has been one of DCPI's most successful games created for Facebook, and our hope was to continue the series with Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2, but the title has not met our performance expectations. As a result we have decided to focus our efforts on new game experiences."
Original story: Disney has been on a tear recently, announcing the shutdown of Disney Infinity in May. Now, the company has announced its discontinuing two more games: Marvel: Avengers Alliance and its sequel, which launched only six months ago.
"Today we are announcing the shutdown of Marvel: Avengers Alliance and Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 on all platforms, including the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Windows Phone Store, and Facebook," Disney announced on its website. "Beginning today, we are no longer accepting new purchases or downloads, but the games will be available to play until September 30, 2016."
The reason given for shutting down the two games was to shift "development focus towards other online and mobile play experiences, and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps."
"We greatly appreciate the passion and support of all our players. This was a difficult decision, but we plan to focus our efforts on new games for our fans and community," the company stated. "Thank you for your playing."
It's not clear if Disney will refund any purchases, but we've contacted it for comment and will update this article as we receive more information.
September 30 is the same day the PC version of Disney Infinity bought from the official website becomes unplayable. The Windows Store version will stick around until March 3 next year, while the Steam version will function normally without online support indefinitely.
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