Disney Will Close Avengers Alliance In A Month’s Time

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In a statement, Disney has announced that they will be shutting down their freemium social network game Avengers Alliance, running since 2012, originally part of a promotion for the Avengers movie, but which proved successful enough to extend for the past four years,

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.  Beginning today, we are no longer accepting new purchases or downloads, but the games will be available to play until September 30, 2016.

We greatly appreciate the passion and support of all our players. This was a difficult decision, but we plan to focus our efforts on new games for our fans and community. Thank you for playing.

Responses have been… well, you know what responses will have been. From their Facebook page,

Steven Fasulka so your telling me the hundreds of dollars i put into the game was flushed down the toilet we should still be able to atleast play the game as is even if there are no more updates you guys are nothing more than thieves

Cameron Romano Still so many characters to recruit and train. So many iso to collect. So many suits to try out. So many storylines to cover. The pvp was frustrating as all hell, but it was getting better. The game was loaded with bugs, but the good outweighed the bad majorly. I didn’t spend much, but I actually put money in this game. I spent lots and lots of time in this game.

Bryan Wooddell So you’re shutting it down to focus on other games, why would any of us play any new games you release knowing what you did with this one?

Eric Hart I’ve played this game on a daily basis for the last 4 years. It is one of the only games that I’ve played every single day. I’ve played other games here and there, but not the way that I’ve played MAA. This is very disappointing to hear and I hope that it’s not true. I loved the way that the game tried to tie in with the Marvel Universe and the Movies that were coming out. It was great to see new characters and new uniforms for already existing characters. There are so many more characters to introduce to this game that the players of the game would love to see. All in all, I hope that this game is continued and not shut down. It truly is heart breaking to the people that play this game.

Andreas Pilsner I was a fan of the game from the begining. I spent a lot of time – and money for this. And now you simply close the game. If that’s your answer to your fans you lose many of them. Not only in the game, but for the whole Marvel / Disney Universe.

Billy Brown You can bet one thing for sure after today if it has “Disney” attached to the app I WILL NOT PLAY IT.. They made probably millions of us now after 4 yrs of fan commitment to this game pull the plug.. Why have the tony stark posts on refits an year after year follow up if your going to pull the plug…probably to squeeze that last dollar out of our pockets before you announce a shut down… what a let down disney has become

 

 

 

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