Disney invites game developers to "come and play" with its catalogue of IP

By Sean Carey,
After the success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Marvel's Spider-Man, Disney is looking to partner with more game developers and publishers with Disney saying it wants devs to do "really unique" things with its IP.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Shoptaw, Disney's senior VP of games and interactive experiences told game industry members at the 2020 DICE summit that, "We want to tap into the power of creatives across the industry. I'm here for one specific reason: to empower you to do really unique things with our [catalogue]."

He cited both Jedi Fallen Order and Spider-Man as two Disney IPs that had seen standout success. Marvel's Spider-Man became the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive in history and as of July last year has sold more than 13.2 million copies. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order became the fastest-selling digital launch for a Star Wars game and has sold more than 8 million copies as of January this year.

Shoptaw emphasised the importance of an original story for its IP and wants a "reimagining" for Disney characters and settings, before inviting developers to "come and play" with its back catalogue of franchises. Shoptaw added, "We want to dream big and look forward to all the things we can do together."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.