Microsoft HoloLens Might Get Disney Infinity, Not Rift or Morpheus
Right now, the famous Disney Infinity franchise is looking at options regarding the path they should take in the future; most notably among Microsoft HoloLens, Sony’s Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift.
While you might think that Oculus Rift and even Morpheus have been streamlined longer than HoloLens making them a more known choice, Disney Interactive head John Blackburn is more inclined towards augmented reality as compared to virtual reality.
While talking about the prospects of taking the franchise to Microsoft HoloLens, Blackburn was pretty much positive saying that it complemented the game:
You kind of look at Microsoft’s HoloLens stuff where you can kind of see through. And that one’s kind of interesting from that perspective because I can see everybody else around me. But yes, we’re absolutely interested in that space because the Toy Box itself is kind of a very interesting concept of ‘I’m in the world I built.’
The primary issue with virtual reality, in the eyes of Blackburn is the socialization problem. Instead of creating family memories which is a key aim of Disney Infinity, Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus are almost isolating.
My own experience with these devices right now is that I feel like they almost cut directly against what we’re trying to do, which is experiences that can involve you with somebody else.
He bluntly stated that until the issues with isolation and socialization are resolved, the VR headsets remain “not as interesting” to him; indirectly meaning that it is Microsoft HoloLens that could be the destination of Disney Infinity.