Disney Infinity Could Add Star Wars, Marvel Characters
Star Wars and Marvel characters could come to Disney Infinity. In a recent interview, Disney Interactive VP of product development Bill Roper explained that the studio is interested in possibly exploring every license available to them.
“I think the beauty of something like Infinity is that it’s a platform that we’re building,” Roper told Gamesindustry International. “So we don’t try to be coy about it. We’ve done a lot of work about identifying the properties that we felt would really make the platform sing at launch, but I never discount any possibilities with the vast array of characters and worlds that we can tap into across the company.”
Speaking specifically about Star Wars, Roper said it “was definitely exciting when that [news of Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm] came down from within the company. We love the potential for Infinity. We always joke, well, ‘the possibilities are infinite.’ For us, we’re really just focused on launching this platform quickly. We’ve got incredible IPs, and we’re showing the strength of what we’re building with the way we’ve approached the creative, where everything in the game world is toys, so we can have a Jack Sparrow next to Sully and it makes sense.”
Disney Infinity involves using real-life figures and scanning them in order to use the characters in-game. It’s due to arrive on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii, PC and 3DS on August 18th in North America and August 20th in Europe. So far, confirmed franchises include The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean.
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