My girlfriend got me “Disney Infinity 3.0” for Christmas — specifically, the “Star Wars: Twilight of the Republic” starter pack for my Microsoft Xbox One console.
I fell in love with the game instantly. But today, Disney cancelled “Disney Infinity,” even as it gets out of the video game publishing business entirely.
I am beyond heartbroken.
The way “Disney Infinity” works is both simple and amazing. Indeed, Disney once believed that“Disney Infinity” would be a billion-dollar business before too long.
You buy a plastic action figure for $14 and place it on the USB-connected “Infinity Base” that comes with the game’s starter sets. Then you get to use that character in the game. Place Darth Vader on the base, and Darth Vader shall appear.
It turned me into a total monster: I couldn’t get enough of it, and I wanted to buy every new Infinity I could get my hands on. My collection rapidly expanded past a few “Star Wars” characters, and into Marvel Super Heroes and “Zootopia.” It got messy.
But now it’s gone. And I’m inconsolable. Here’s why I loved Disney Infinity so darn much, and why I’m sad to see it go.