Skylanders’ 2017 Entry Officially Cancelled

Activsion has confirmed there will be no new entry for the Skylanders franchise in 2017. In the midst of the company’s latest financials, the Skylanders series of console games will be taking the year off, with a new mobile title being the focus instead. For now, new content will continue to be released for Skylanders Imaginators, including a Switch port for the system’s launch, and adventure packs, characters, and other add-ons.

The Skylanders series’ imminent cancellation was rumored late last year due to poor sales of Imaginators, continuing the downward trend from 2015’s Skylanders Superchargers. As those rumors are now true, series developer Toys for Bob is safe for now from closure. Assistant developer Vicarious Visions will be working on development efforts for other games, including Call of Duty, instead.

Skylanders ranks as the 11th highest grossing franchise in all of console gaming, with 300 million Skylanders figures sold since 2011. Netflix has also ordered a third season of the original series Skylanders: Hero Academy, meaning the franchise is not going anywhere soon.

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