The cancellation of Disney Infinity support lead to the closure of Disney Interactive Studios back in 2016. The studio was responsible for many classic Disney video games, dating back to 1988. In an interesting turn of events however, they have reappeared with their name attached to a new project. Disney Illusion Island was announced for Nintendo Switch at the Disney & Marvel Games Showcase last week, and the Nintendo Store lists the publisher as Disney Interactive.
This isn’t the first time that the Disney Interactive name has resurfaced recently. As noticed by ResetEra user CyberWolfJV, Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue! was released on the PlayStation Plus Premium service in May, and also has the publisher listed as Disney Interactive Studios. This is particularly strange, as the original PlayStation game was published by Activision. For whatever reason, the publisher is now different.
Whether this will become anything meaningful is yet to be seen, and the studio’s return is not official. It’s possible that the Disney Interactive label on Disney Illusion Island is a remnant of the game’s past, which started life as a canceled title from Disney Interactive as reported by IGN.
It’s important to take this news with a grain of salt, and wait for further confirmation which we’ll be sure to report. It does seem like more than coincidence that Disney Interactive Studios has appeared twice in the last few months, and we hope it’s a sign of things to come.
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