Is Disney Working on a New Tron Video Game?

Considering how much 70s and 80s arcade games inspired the movie Tron, it’s weird how few actual video games were made to tie into that universe.

Let’s see, there was the original arcade game and… what else?

There was also Tron 2.0, which was pretty good, but that was over a decade ago. More recently we had a Tron: Legacy tie-in called Evolution, but that was fairly disappointing.

Agreed, there aren’t very many Tron games, but why would we even want them?

The Tron movies, despite how cheesy they are, actually have a lot of intriguing storytelling elements. Between Tron: Legacy and the TV series, Uprising, I think that world expanded in some really cool ways. Plus, it’s so pretty.

Didn’t Tron: Legacy kind of suck?

I’m not about to defend Tron: Legacy‘s flaws, but I know I’m not the only one who would love to see more of that universe. I mean, the Tron world is basically a giant video game anyways (and a really cool looking one too), why not give fans the chance to actually explore it?

Fair enough, so what’s this new rumor all about?

A recent interview dropped with Oscar-winning composer Giorgio Moroder on Clash Music (via Ain’t It Cool News), and one section from the article really stands out:

…Giorgio has been recruited to provide the soundtrack for the upcoming ‘Tron’ video game – something which could involve a certain EDM heavyweight. “I’m going to meet Skrillex next week when I’m back. I’m doing the music for a game for Disney’s ‘Tron’. We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let’s see if he’s interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs.

That sounds pretty definitive.

Yes it does. One thing to note noting though is that a small Tron add-on was recently introduced to Disney Infinity, so it’s possible that this project is some kind of extension of that. However, that’s probably not the case, as the Tron DLC was a relatively small bit of bonus content (Tron figures weren’t even manufactured).

Disney Interactive has so far declined to comment on the rumor, so we’ll have to wait and see if any details continue to emerge.

In the meantime, what would we want out of a Tron game?

For me at least, the best parts of the mostly mediocre Tron: Evolution game was just being able to explore that world. I would honestly love to see an action-RPG-ish sort of experience in the vein of Mass Effect, with a heavy, heavy dose of world-building and storytelling.

That’s probably a bit of a reach though, and even I have a hard time buying the idea that Disney would invest that much time and effort into the Tron brand, especially with a third movie nowhere in sight.

That is… unless Tron 3 is closer than we think…

Stop playing with my heart.

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