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Disney to Shut Down ‘Marvel: Avengers Alliance’ Games

Apps will be available to play until Sept. 30

After discontinuing “Disney Infinity” in May, Disney announced it will be shutting down the video game “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” and its sequel on all platforms.

“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,” read the company’s statement 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.”

According to the statement, the reason for the move is to “focus our efforts on new games for our fans and community” and “a growing selection of Disney Mobile apps.”

According to GameSpot, Sept. 30 also marks the day on which the PC version of “Disney Infinity” becomes unplayable. The Windows Store version is set to remain available until Mar. 3, while the Steam version will continue indefinitely.

A fan asked why the game was shutting down on the website’s support section, to which the following response was posted:

“The decision was difficult to make, but we feel it’s best to focus our energy and resources into making new games and digital experiences for our fans and community. As always, we use our portfolio of brands to differentiate our content, and we seek to develop the most creative and innovative products in the world. We greatly appreciate all of the amazing engagement, passion and commitment to our game.”