Disney Infinity Toy Box app promises "console quality" experience

Companion app for iPad allows players to create, play, and edit their Toy Boxes on the go; Disney Infinity Action movie-maker app arriving tomorrow.

Disney Infinity's Toy Box mode won't only be playable on consoles. Disney Interactive today announced the Disney Infinity Toy Box app for iPad, a free download that will allow gamers to create, play, and edit their Toy Boxes on the go.

All Toy Boxes in Disney Infinity are automatically saved to the cloud and are tied to a user's Disney ID. After downloading the Disney Infinity Toy Box app, players can transfer their creations between their iPad and console to pick up where they left off.

During a media presentation this week, Disney said the Disney Infinity Toy Box app will be a "console quality" and "fully connected" experience that makes use of the iPad's touch screen. Everything that a player can do in Disney Infinity's Toy Box mode on consoles can be done on iPad, Disney said.

The app will be out for iPad 2, 3, 4, and mini "very soon," Disney said. Versions for Android and Windows Phone devices are coming "shortly after" and will see no differences from the iPad app.

"As far as we know, this kind of cross-platform console connectivity has never been done before," a Disney Interactive representative said.

The Disney Infinity Toy Box app features more than 60 free items to build with, including terrain, track pieces, and decorations. Gamers can play with Mr. Incredible for free and use web codes included with toys to add further characters to the game. Players will also be able to make in-app purchases to increase their Disney/Pixar character roster, though pricing was not announced.

The Toy Box app was not the only mobile game based on Disney Infinity that the company announced today. Disney Infinity: Action!, also a free download, will serve as a movie-maker of sorts, allowing players to shoot videos and add in Disney/Pixar characters like Mr. Incredible, Sulley, and Jack Sparrow.

Users can choose from more than 30 unique animations and props to add to their videos, which can then be shared with friends and the community at large through Facebook, YouTube, and email. Asked if there was potential for abuse, a Disney representative said he believes the community, in large part, will use the app "in the right way."

"The majority of the people that are going to be using this application are going to be doing it in the right way," Disney said. "There's no way for us to prevent people from doing things that are going to be objectionable, but that's sort of on their hands at that point."

Disney Infinity: Action! launches tomorrow for iOS devices. It will be available for Android "soon." Disney Infinity the game hits Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS on August 18.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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16 comments
Infigamer
Infigamer

It appears at the top that the Toy Box cannot be played on the actual console.  Afterward, it appears you understand that, but that is awfully confusing, considering the Toy Box is available from the start on the console games.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Well technically the game "Ride to Hell" is console quality.... so that could mean anything :P

edinko
edinko

WIl be probably some money milking junk similar to All the bravest. You cant really expect much more from money leeching types of franchises

TJ0NES00
TJ0NES00

Who needs an app I just take my toy box with me everywhere I go and guess what there are no RULES!

AshTrai
AshTrai

Considering all disney movie tie-in console games have been utterly atrocious, saying their iOS games are going to be comparable is probably a diss.  

endorbr
endorbr

Might be a way to still let my kids play with the game even when they can't use the console.  Which is good because its tough sometimes sharing in a gamer household.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

This will be a huge hit for anyone under the age of 8 (and some of us who refuse to let the Disney part of us grow up), but I have to wonder...

Does Disney know that their definition and my definition of "quality" is not the same?  I've got plenty of apps for my iPad, and I don't know that any of them are "console" quality.

snugglebear
snugglebear

I just can't get interested in these type of collectible products. 

endorbr
endorbr

Oh I don't know.  Because there are other people besides yourself that care about other games that aren't GTAV and the Witcher 3.

endorbr
endorbr

I'm just a bit concerned about the milk factor.  I've got two young kids who are going to love this game but you've got $75 initial outlay, then $14 per character after that, $5 for a two pack of the circle disks, an already announced second run of characters (most of which don't have their own playset), and now we're talking iPad apps, and movie makers...

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

@endorbr Whoops, there appeared to be a comepletely different topic on the cover, excuse me.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

@endorbr You're right, this could turn into a never-ending cashflow going out of your (and many other) household.

Then again, if the young ones DO embrace this Disney Infinity "universe", you could treat this as a very strong motivational tool.

A child does very well at <insert random task/chore/attitude> he/she gets disc reward.  He/she does VERY well, and at the end of the month, he/she gets a character reward.

Could be another tool in the toolbox we call parenting.

endorbr
endorbr

Oh for sure.  Definitely going to get used as a motivational factor.  We already do that with my daughter about getting system now.  If she isn't behaving she doesn't get to play.