Future Disney Infinity content already on disc

Producer confirms yearly release for new franchise, says he has warned Disney moviemakers that unannounced content could be exposed by data-mining hackers.

Disney Infinity executive producer John Vignocchi has explained to Videogamer that some future Disney Infinity content will be on disc from the get-go. He also confirmed that Disney Infinity will see a yearly release with new entries including the following 12 months' worth of content. This means some of this sensitive data could be exposed by hackers.

"That's something that we've made the film-makers aware of," Vignocchi said. "There's absolute potential that people are going to see characters prior to their PR campaigns kicking off if someone does that, but we're hoping that isn't something that is widespread reported because then people are going to start looking for it, and it's going to ruin the magic for the consumer."

This may sound like a serious risk for Disney, but according to Vignocchi, the limiting nature of current-generation consoles has forced it to become reality.

"In the future, as we move on to new versions of consoles we're going to be able to digitally deliver that content, and the figurines themselves will simply be dongles that allow us to then instantiate a download of that content," he said. "But given the current generation of consoles, the content needs to be on the disc. But in the future we'll be able to push all that digitally so we don't run into that problem."

Disney Infinity is currently in development at Avalanche Software (Toy Story 3, Cars 2). It is due for release this June for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS. Similar to Activision's Skylanders series, Disney Infinity is a new "toys to life" game that uses physical toys to access digital content.

Activision is unfazed by Disney Infinity, saying it plans to remain the genre's market leader.

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72 comments
emfan457
emfan457

Something smells like bulls***. The only reason they would admit it, and really quite bluntly, is because they want people to try or even succeed at hacking at. Then when someone finds it and puts it on YouTube, everyone's gonna wanna see the new Disney characters. So they're getting hackers to do their marketing for them. That's the truth!

91210user
91210user

@hackers,  Well have fun working for Disney!


I can imagine the hackers going around exposing the content like Disney fanboys! (Or girls, if there any women that love to hack)

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

So shady.


Something I pay for has content on it that I can't obtain unless I pay extra.

And how is this generation not able to have additional content available to download when about 30 other publishers do just that?

mutley89
mutley89

I wonder if when he looses his credit card he asks a news paper to print a story explaining where it is, what it looks like and what his pin number is?

devilscry
devilscry

i love how the issue of this (starting with SFxT) turned into ok, we won't put the content on disc then. That was never the issue. The issue was making people pay again for something that was already completed and already on Disc. These developers are never going to learn. Saying it in a different way does not change what you are doing. NOT TO MENTION THE FACT YOU JUST TOLD ALL THESE PEOPLE THAT THIS CONTENT IS THERE!! who puts these people in charge? do they get fired when the inevitable comes? is it just really bad PR? all you can do is laugh, and not buy their stupid content.

oskuuu
oskuuu

i wasn't going to buy this, but now i don't even want it used...

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

Could they make themselves any more of a target for someone to go looking for this data now?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Taking lessons from Capcom, have we?

Matthew-first
Matthew-first

HOW they want to keep it secret?
They already told about this haha... DUMBOS...

Rovelius
Rovelius

How to keep things secret 101 : don't talk about it.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Vignocchi? I like me some gnocchi, one of my favorite pasta types, though my current top favorite is the spiral tube shaped Cavatappi, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavatappi. I don't however like the look of this game or this news. I didn't think they would make the characters from animated Disney movies look even more cartoony and simple, but I guess that's a trend. "yearly release with new entries including the following 12 months' worth of content" I see they are following Activision's cue in this as well, although I think more of CoD than Skylanders, when thinking about that quote.

ilantis
ilantis

At least they haven't been sneaky about it as Capcom. But the software should cost much less because of this, it can't be acceptable as a full price game (excluding the stand of course).

deathwatch28
deathwatch28

Can I use my old starwars toys to unlock content? :P

HADES2001
HADES2001

i really hate those kind of rip offs "luckily" with this you need to buy the doll's but if you guy's remember capcom with its on disc "DLC"
I really hate it when video game makers do that i buy a game and like skyrim if i like it and they really MAKE something extra i will want that.
But paying for something wich they finist months ago and is already on the disc ?

Ringx55
Ringx55

It makes sense for kids. I mean every time a new character pack comes out would they really want to download it? Or constant updates and etc. Kills the immersion for their audience.

soulless4now
soulless4now

On disc content is never a good idea.

I think Disney needs to read up on its gaming news every now and then. 

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

"But given the current generation of consoles, the content needs to be on the disc"


I think Disney is just lazy.

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

yay other craqcon company. Buy a product only get half of it. When you get home. you can buy the rest...

makoreactors
makoreactors

Stuff like this is where gamers and consumers need to band together and refuse paying for it.

Companies making games 65% complete, selling it to you and charging the rest to play the full game later.

craigprime
craigprime

Their reason is almost legitimate, except for the fact that current consoles clearly CAN manage downloading content.

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

I read the title of the article and now I have a feeling this game won't succeed.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

...because digital delivery of content is clearly NOT available today.   Sheesh.

Falru
Falru

"and it's going to ruin the magic for the consumer."

 The magic of having your pocket picked. This made me laugh.

Crazyplayer042
Crazyplayer042

Well, based on what the executive producer said, they don't seem to find anything wrong with putting "dlc"on the disk. Scumbags.

Crazyplayer042
Crazyplayer042

Its better than day one DLC, but still not a major improvement for EA. These micro-transactions are getting ridiculous. I get if they want to put in some skins, but buying in-game resources to get ahead is just...wrong.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

No "smart gamer" is going to buy this anyway.  They figure this won't impact sales at all... and it probably won't.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

Have to love companies these days. Complain about piracy and used games and such. Then they pull this stuff. Wish companies would make sure they are doing things fair before attacking everyone else because they are no better than those they try to attack. 

Oh how DLC and Online connectivity were such good ideas in the beginning . Now look where we are. 

Trickymaster
Trickymaster

What kind of donkeyhole do you have to be to produce content, put it on the game disc and then charge people later on for it. What kind of reasoning could justify this.

shiss27
shiss27

I think gamers haven't realized that technology speed simply hasn't caught up with their thoughts on DLC. The simple answer to solving this conundrum is to change the terminology. Instead of downloadable content change it to unlockable content or ULC. Problem solved.

Saketume
Saketume

I wonder where my comments end up. Gamespot is like a lottery.

Either it ends up in some random topic or it's deleted.

blackace
blackace

I could care less about this or Skylanders. Waste of time for me and anyone over 15yrs of age.

rudyv30
rudyv30

So Disney will be going to Capcom route? Good luck with that, I'm sure no one will have a problem with it. LOL

nurnberg
nurnberg

Wow, the milking is already pre-planned for years.

JediLegacy
JediLegacy

There's absolute potential that people are going to see characters prior to their PR campaigns kicking off if someone does that, but we're hoping that isn't something that is widespread reported..."

Bwahahaha. That's funny :) Well good luck with your rainbows and unicorns.

Saketume
Saketume

Well now we know. In the future we may get DLC but it's just not possible with the technology of today.

So much lolworthy content in this article.

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Although this game might not be as great as skylanders, parents will not see it that way. Disney has more of an appeal to parents and children then Spyro. So not matter what sales look like they are going to be alright thanks to Disney. The price on the other hand... Holy ****

jark888
jark888

@Sevenizz Good thing about it is that you don't waste hard drive space. The best is to have one complete edition that we never have to pay twice for a game.

jark888
jark888

@Rovelius It's not hard to guess for hackers. Any games with things to unlock. It's going to be the same. Just wonder if hackers care for Disney cutie game.

BetaVulgaris
BetaVulgaris

@deathwatch28 Sure, just remember to melt them in the microwave oven first so that they'll fit in the DVD drive!

Hurvl
Hurvl

@makoreactors But this is aimed at kids, who are generally less selective and critical, which is why crappy family-friendly and kids movies are so successful. We, the gamers of aquired tastes, won't fall for this, but that won't hurt their profits.