Disney to close Infinity game unit.


Disney is closing its Infinity series of video games, the company has announced.

The decision, which has resulted in a $147 million write-off, will involve the closure of Disney’s in-house studio, Avalanche Software, and in effect marks The Walt Disney Company’s withdrawal from the console gaming sector.

Disney has had a troubled presence in the console games business for a number of years. 

In 2014, it was reported that the company’s interactive division had been losing $200 million a year between 2008 and 2012. The company shut down several studios and laid off 700 staff members.

Iger said on a call with investors that he lost confidence in the video-game business. 

Disney’s support for Infinity will end after the release of Alice Through the Looking Glass and Finding Dory sets later this year.

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