Disney Delving Deeper into Gaming

The Walt Disney Company January 15 announced the future launch of Disney Infinity, a line of video games that would mix characters from its numerous film properties, e.g., Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow sharing an adventure with Toy Story’’s Buzz Lightyear.

The AP quotes Disney-Pixar animation chief John Lasseter as saying that the new endeavor “will blend toy figures depicting various Disney personalities with a virtual world where those same characters can race cares, play games and construct buildings, as well as go on adventures in their own realms. We wanted to make it so that we could have lots of characters from lots of stories we create at Pixar and Disney come together in one place.”

Coming in June, the products will be compatible with Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PCs, tablets, and smartphones.


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