Activision has just announced a new Spyro title that will supposedly be “a wholesale change in the interaction between toys and video games”. Skylanders Spyro Adventure will allow players to transport real world toys into the game world. The technology behind this can work on multiple platforms and mobile devices with the toys being capable of remembering level ups, upgrades and such.
Alek Sokolow and Joel Cohen, the writers of the original Toy story movie, will be penning the game’s script.
On the technology Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing, has said that “These are more than action figures. They are inter-action figures. By pairing world class character design, world class video game design and world class story telling into one entertainment experience, we’ve given players a whole new genre that bridges the gap between the real and virtual worlds.”
“From the first time a kid picked up a stick and pretended it was a sword, toys have unlocked kids’ imaginations. And how often have you wanted to bring those toys to life, to see them become animated and take them on an adventure? Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure does just that.”
Sounds interesting enough, provided you can stomach the natural scepticism regarding the technology.
Thanks to CVG for the info.