Disney Wants More Games That Reimagine Its Stories and Characters

Disney Wants More Games That Reimagine Its Stories and Characters


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Disney has put a name out for extra recreation builders to make video games that reimagine its well-known tales and characters.

This comes from Sean Shoptaw (by way of Hollywood Reporter), senior VP of video games and interactive experiences at Disney, who spoke in entrance of a crowd of recreation builders at DICE Summit 2020 in Las Vegas on February 12, 2020.

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"I am right here for one particular cause: to empower you to do actually distinctive issues with our [catalog]," Shoptaw stated. "We need to faucet into the facility of creatives throughout the business."

He particularly invited recreation builders to "come and play" with Disney's franchises, calling for extra video games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Marvel's Spider-Man, each of which informed unique tales in these universes and attracted loads of reward.

Shoptaw additionally talked about that Disney's acquisition of 20th Century Fox, signifies that the likes of Aliens, Die Onerous, The Simpsons, Avatar, Bob's Burgers, and lots of extra are attainable franchises for recreation builders to make use of.

Prior to now, Disney has principally labored with solely two recreation builders on a long-term, these being EA and the various Star Wars games since Disney began publishing them in 2013, and Sq. Enix for the Kingdom Hearts collection.

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It got here out this week that the Gears of War creator was in talks to create an Aliens game solely a few years in the past. That fell by way of, however so far as continues to be recognized, there's no less than one different Aliens game being made by Cold Iron Studios.

With this open invitation from Disney we may even see many extra video games like these in improvement quickly sufficient.

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