After hearing the awful news back in early May that Disney Infinity was stopping production, along with all of Disney Games, and seeing this new Doctor Strange figure makes it sting just a bit more.
Infiniteer Adventures has posted a video showing not just this amazing Doctor Strange, but also concept art for Jafar, Peter Pan, and a second Hulk figure. The main figure is based on the upcoming Doctor Strange film, and the look of Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of Dr. Stephen Strange. And it is just wonderful how well they captured the look and feel of the character.
A small part of me hopes some other company buys up the rights to somehow continue to produce these things. But if someone does, I can only hope they focus more on the gameplay in the actual games, than the figures themselves. That is, I believe, what really killed the sales and subsequently Disney Infinity, in the long run. The games had no real substance, and no online play- which is a fundamental part of play in damn near every other game made.
Currently, after hearing about the Marvel Ultimate Alliances being rated for the new consoles, and hearing that the new PS4 Spider-Man is indicative of what's to come- I'd like to guess we might be soon getting actual games that are large and fun to play. Not a two hour campaign and 4 dinky mini-games. The companies being licensed these games could have far more potential than the Infinity line would've- so despite my disappointment with Disney Infinity being shuttered, it might turn out to be a very huge blessing in disguise.
And damn, does that Doctor Strange figure look awesome or what?
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