Since 2009, Disney has owned the entertainment arm of Marvel, meaning it has full rights to the Marvel characters, such as Iron Man, Spiderman, Thor, and anything else the company creates. Sadly, this means Disney can also kill off things. Today, Disney has announced the two Marvel: Avengers Alliance games will be shutting down on September 30.
Disney says it is no longer accepting new in-app purchases for either games, but they will remain available to play until the end of the month. The original game has already been taken off Google Play, but its sequel has remained up, at least for the time being. Since Disney says both games will no longer be available for download, it's likely that Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 will disappear soon as well, making it just six months since it came out of beta.
The media company doesn't give a reason for the shut down, other than "we feel it’s best to focus our energy and resources into making new games and digital experiences for our fans and community." While it's sad to see popular games closing, if it means something better comes out in the future, maybe it's not all bad.