Here’s our article on the formal Disney Infinity press event held January 15th, 2o13.
I’ve been watching the web very closely over the last week looking for any kind of news or updates on Disney Infinity. Unfortunately things have been quiet as things lead up to the demo for the press later this month. I found today though this article from Wired that has given me a little hope that we will in fact get some kind of physical accessory to the game.
While it again fails to specifically state whether or not there will be figures included in the game, the author draws some clever parrallels to Skylanders and its ev0lution. For me, one of the big fears I have is that Disney’s plan for the game is to reach ALL devices, including phones, iPads, and the like. But these types of devices don’t exactly lend themselves to a peripheral devices such as the portal of power found with Skylanders. But it would appear that Activision is pursuing these devices as well with secondary means of accessing characters. Perhaps these are the cards referenced in the original article. I’m thinking more like a credit card than say a pokemon type card.
Disney Infinity Patent Pending?
Then there’s this article found at C|Net. It has been discovered that Disney recently filed a patent for an “augmented reality device.” Say what now? The photo to the left was included with the patent I believe, but if you ask me, I don’t see anything getting augmented here. Looks like a DS as far as I can tell. I find the annotation for “210″ rather humorous actually. It’s pointing to his arm. What could this possibly be referencing other than “players left arm”? Unless maybe it’s like a cybernetic implant!! That would be awesome.
Ok so maybe I’ve gone off the rails at this point. I’m just excited about the possibilities is all. But allow me to offer this final point to anyone listening. It would be crazy NOT to include physical toys and I use my sons collection as evidence. We own both Skylanders games and two portals. The games alone were $40 each, which is what most games cost, right? We’ve also spent over $100 on the accessory figures. How is this gaming model not being copied by everyone? Pokemon? The Nintendo family of characters? Food for thought…