Disney Infinity will have downloadable content on the disc, Disney has confirmed. However, in executive producer John Vignocchi 's eyes, the real issue is that hackers may uncover spoilers about upcoming unannounced Disney films.
According to Vignocchi in an interview with Videogamer.com, "That's something that we've made the film-makers aware of. There's absolute potential that people are going to see characters prior to their PR campaigns kicking off if someone does that, but we're hoping that isn't something that is widespread reported because then people are going to start looking for it, and it's going to ruin the magic for the consumer."
The on-disc DLC is a function of the limitations of current consoles, states Vignocchi. "In the future, as we move on to new versions of consoles we're going to be able to digitally deliver that content, and the figurines themselves will simply be dongles that allow us to then instantiate a download of that content. "But given the current generation of consoles, the content needs to be on the disc. But in the future we'll be able to push all that digitally so we don't run into that problem."
"But given the current generation of consoles, the content needs to be on the disc. But in the future we'll be able to push all that digitally so we don't run into that problem."
He then stated that Activision had the same issue with Skylanders, but thanks to the relative obscurity of the Spyro IP (at least when compared to Disney), hackers didn't try.
"There was the Empire of Ice and all of those different expansion packs that they (Activision) had that were on the disc," he noted. "Thankfully they didn't run into that risk. We might. Who knows."
Disney Infinity is due to be released in June for a number of platforms, including the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.