Early this year, the rumors about Disney and Apple developing a console spread like wild fire. Latest revelation suggest that there might be some truth to that rumor after all, although nothing can be said for a certain. Disney Enterprises, inc. registered the domain ‘DisneyConsole.com’ via Corporation Service Company, which helps different businesses protect their brand.
Disney has been publishing games on various platforms for a long time now, through Disney Interactive Studios. They have acquired various gaming studios over time, such as Avalanche Software, Gamestar and Wideload Games. Some of the most popular games published under Disney Interactive Studios are Kingdom Heart and Disney Infinity. Kingdom Hearts, a hugely successful action RPG, has been published by Disney Interactive Studios and Square Enix. Disney Infinity, developed by Avalanche Software and published by Disney Interactive, was released in August this year. It was a multi-platform release and was well received by the critics and players alike. The game has already been bought by over 1 million gamers world wide. This success resulted in the announcement of a PC port of the game.
The domain could be related to the PC port of the game Disney Infinity. But Seeing the success of recent Disney games, the idea of a dedicated console for Disney Entertainment, doesn’t seem so far fetched. There has been no official statement from Disney yet on the matter. But the news has certainly created a buzz amongst people and it will be interesting to see what sort of respond we get from them.
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