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There's been a lot written about the similarities shared between Activision's Skylanders franchise and Disney's upcoming Disney Infinity. Now, new video footage shows that these common traits may be no coincidence.
In a video about the making of Disney Infinity which was posted and subsequently taken down, an Avalanche employee is shown at a desk with Skylanders figures in clear view as the team goes about designing Infinity. We captured the video before it was taken down and also took a screenshot (see above). The figure appears at the 2:08 mark in the video.
Our TakeObviously, this makes Disney look like a bit of a copycat, but the idea of collectible figurines that plug into a base was way too close to Skylanders to be a mere coincidence. Still, from what I've seen of Disney Infinity so far, there's a lot more to it in terms of gameplay and creation tools. In many ways, it's a more ambitious project than Skylanders. Whether it's going to be more fun or more successful remains to be seen.
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As long as it improves upon the formula or at least provides an entertaining alternative does it really matter?
I can't help but think there might be a lawsuit coming, but I'm sure Disney could care less. Personally, I think this game is going to be a cash cow, I have kids and while I'd be getting it for them I kind of want to play this.
Of course it took cues. Disney saw Activision raking it in and their ears perked up.
Wow. That is embarrassing to say the least.
Although I am keeping my eye on this, so far my kids don't even seem to be interested in it; all we do every damn day it seems is hunt down more skylanders to complete the collection. Hell my kids don't even know they got Swap Force + the expansions sets already pre-ordered for them (but won't be getting it until Xmas).
I understand them trying to get into this collection craze that's been happening even thou its hardly a new concept. I am just not really convinced that I need a toy box being an older gamer. And I am turned off by the cutesy art direction let alone the need to collect little figures but I am not the intended audience am I?
Don't care still buying the crap out of this lol
This was even a question?
This. Is unacceptable :)
Stop the presses!
Skylanders was totally a IMP ripoff :)
Yea, not surprising in the least. Game still might be good though.