At the DICE summit in Las Vegas, the Senior VP of Games and Interactive Experiences, Sean Shoptaw, said that Disney are willing to allow game developers the ability to experiment with their vast library of franchises.
This call to action comes off the back of the incredible success of games like Insomniac’s Spider-Man and Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Spider-Man managed to sell over 13 million copies since its launch in 2018, while Jedi: Fallen Order has already sold 8 million copies despite launching a few months ago.
As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Shoptaw stated that: “I’m here for one specific reason: to empower you to do really unique things with our [catalog]. We want to tap into the power of creatives across the industry.” THR also note that Sean Shoptaw focused heavily on the idea of the “importance of original storytelling and ‘reimagining’ what Disney characters and settings could be”.
With Crystal Dynamics’ Avengers launching later on this year, along with a new LEGO Star Wars game and probably sequels to Spider-Man and Jedi: Fallen Order, we’re going to be seeing a lot more Disney themed games in the future. Personally, I’m hoping for someone to make another Punisher game, but we’ll see what the future holds. What Disney properties would you like to see turned into games, and who would develop it? Let us know in the comments.