Disney showcased Infinity for the media (so that we may pass on the gaming gospel to you, devoted gamers) in an hour-long presentation that opened with Disney Interactive's co-president John Pleasants informing his audience that the company had "set out to do something special in gaming." With that goal in mind, Disney and co. have come up with a multi-player game platform that brings together the universes of The Pirates of The Carribean, Monsters University, and The Incredibles and adds to these a fourth dimension that they call The Toy Box.
Pixar's John Lasseter, clad in a Wreck-It Ralph Hawaiian shirt, called the Toy Box a "tool chest for creativity." The premise behind the Toy Box (which appears to be the most innovative aspect of the game) is Andy's own box of toys in the Toy Story films. The idea is that when he's playing, Andy doesn't hesitate to imagine Buzz Lightyear on an adventure with say, a pirate or a monster. Buzz isn't relegated to only rubbing shoulders with aliens or other space explorers, he can hang out in the Toy Box with Princess Jasmine, Thaddeus Bile or even Jack Skellington. While in the Toy Box, players can exercise their creativity by building anything from a race track to a castle to Epcot Centre's geodesic dome—then they can play there, bringing in characters and toys from other universes (or as Disney calls them, "play sets").
When the game launches you'll be able to pick up the starter pack that comes with software plus three action figures (there's Monsters University's Sully, Jack Sparrow, and Mr. Incredible), and a reader that acts as a base for the figures. The figures are placed on the base allowing the player to enter their respective worlds where you'll be invited to rescue, scare, or battle. While you can't smuggle Sully into The Incredibles' crime fighting play set, you can take toys from the Monsters U. play set (there's a toilet paper launcher that I've got my eye on) into the the Toy Box where Mr. Incredible can have a turn with them.
Disney has plans to expand the game (infinitely) with power disks that can be bought separately and placed on the same base. The disks will bring in new characters, toys, and play sets. The game will also have an online component that will let users upload the worlds they've created enabling Disney to share those worlds with other gamers. You'll also be able to share toys, if you're into that kind of thing.