Disney Announces Shutdown of Marvel: Avengers Alliance Games
Disney recently announced the shutdown of Disney Infinity in May. Now, Disney also announced its discontinuing two more games: Marvel: Avengers Alliance and its sequel, which launched only six months ago.
According to “Marvel“, the mobile game crossed 70 million players since its launch and it was one of the fan-favorite game, on social boards and on many threads people are not happy about the decision.
The announcement comes just six months after Disney unveiled a sequel to the original game called Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
The fate of the upcoming sequel is still in the air and have to see if they continue supporting it or it will meet the fate of Marvel: Avengers Alliance Games.
Disney rep told GameSpot about the Marvel: Avengers Alliance Games:
“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.”
Disney gives the reason for the shutdown of fan favorite games to shift their focus from online to mobile games, which are apparently more famous “development focus towards other online and mobile play experiences, and a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps.”
The game’s main storyline is about aliens landing and invading planet Earth, You have all seen this in countless Marvel movies and now you enjoyed doing it in the video games. Marvel’s heroes to harness its power before the world’s most notorious villains can get their hands on it. They are all packed with the superhero goodness and packed with fan-favorite shoot em up style gameplay. I for one like playing games online but Disney is going in a different and far better direction for its mobile apps. Only time will tell if they made a good decision or a bad one by ditching their online apps. Casino.com has a great app that suggests a variety of Marvel slots games that you can play for fun or for real money.
It’s not clear if Disney will refund any purchases, I am guessing they won’t be refunding anything just like EA did a while ago when they closed down their most popular Facebook-based game Restaurant City.