I myself are more then a little suspicious.
If they knew the end of your job contract was coming, wouldn't you immediately stop working on all current projects and start finding your next place of employment?
Assuming they weren't transferred inhouse to another division of Disney Interactive that is.
I mean, it doesn't make sense to keep designing figures etc, doing the game coding and whatever else when you know the products you are working on aren't going to be released.
I'm half expecting this to be a publicity stunt, they're getting the fans more invested by pretending the game is going to close down, then do a last minute announcement "due to fan support, we've decided not to end the game".
I have heard of this happening once before and it was dishonesty from the Board of Directors.
They allowed the Developers to keep working on their projects so they thought the game was going to continue.
Then gave a last minute notice, you're all fired, when we close the game, you're out of a job.
If that occurred here, maybe the termination notice was so short notice they were literally working on the next release when they got the news.
Out of curiosity, what does Disney Interactive do these days if they're not making games anymore?
All I keep getting emails about is mobile games.
And they're not that interesting to play.
I'm not a big Disney mobile gamer, but it seems all their games are just variations on one premise.
The Maleficient movie mobile game just looked like a reskin of the Frozen mobile game.
The Emoji Blitz mobile game that was just released is a simplified version of the Frozen mobile game.