Disney Infinity's Toybox Looks a Lot Like Minecraft
Disney Infinity, an upcoming game franchise from, you know, Disney, has a feature that looks a lot like Minecraft, only with even more building and scripting tools:
The Toybox mode will include basic tutorial modes, adventure missions and a huge level-building mode that looks like it is taking aim at Minecraft. Developers working on the game already made a massive Starship Enterprise and another made the Bowser's Castle track from Mario Kart. There's even a "logic editor" which allows for rudimentary programming, which can allow players to create sidescroller games, top-down games... all sorts of things.
At least that's from an early iteration of Disney Infinity (which starts coming out in June). On the one hand, it's a great affirmation of the sandbox building/user-generated content concept popularized by the indie game Minecraft, since it's now being incorporated into a game from the world's largest and well-known media company. On the other, I also suspect Disney management, notorious for being highly protective of legacy IP rights, will freak out and pull this feature at the last moment. ("They're building the Starship Enterprise in our game?!")