The lights are on
Gaming website Polygon is reporting that several videos and images detailing an ambitious new title from Disney are in its possession. Disney Infinity is said to combine Disney and Pixar’s decades-deep rosters of characters, content creation a la Minecraft, and open-world exploration and action into a single experience.
Polygon writes that it has seen videos of Disney Infinity in action, showcasing everything from on-foot exploration to tank battles to racetrack creation. If the report is accurate, Disney is making a bold move to reestablish itself as a power in video games that has nothing to do with its recently acquired Star Wars properties.
Disney Infinity is said to be in development by Avalanche Software and to expand on several elements of that studio’s exceptional Toy Story 3 game, particularly the Toy Box mode that gives players all kinds of freedom to experiment in the charming Toy Story universe.
Polygon also reports that the game will be coming to iOS and Android devices as well, but in what form is unknown – the gameplay as detailed is going to be a challenge to fit on existing consoles, so the full experience making it to mobile platforms seems unlikely.
Disney has confirmed nothing yet, but Polygon also claims knowledge of a forthcoming January press event at which the game will be formally announced.
Disney Infinity sounds plausible, ambitious, and an excellent way for Disney to bring its properties into video games in a creative way instead of as cash-in uninspired movie tie-ins destined for bargain bins within a month of release. We’ll keep you posted on any more information about this potential project as it becomes available.
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Could be fun.
Wow. This is something I never did expect. If this does come around, I can see the many wonders it will bring.
Will wait and see..
It sounds like it's going to be great!
I bet at the end of the game the different characters from each IP begin to distrust each other and eventually go to war. All hell and chaos is everywhere. Everywhere you see broken toys and and smashed cars. And then the game pans up to the sky where you see a man by the name of Walt sitting on his throne crying and shaking his head. Then decides to drop a flood of ink onto the universe and drown everybody. The only survivor is a mouse by the name of Mickey, riding along on a steamboat that he calls Willie. It could be a symbol to show that Disney is rebooting itself.
Well this is ambitious.
An intriguing idea. Too bad I despise Disney. I hope other groups with large numbers of IPs (and better ones) follow suit.
If there is any truth to this, it will be one outstanding game.
This sounds incredibly intriguing. Can't wait for more info!
I think Disney still has the Turok license. If that's true they better do something with it! >:0
Also...talking dogs flying planes with machine guns from "Up" better be in whatever this "Infinity" project is...
it also sounds like a 200 dollar game. on the customer end lol