New Fox and Disney Releases to have Enhanced Interactivity
According to the August 22nd issue if Blu-ray Disc News, new interactive features planned for Fox’s upcoming global release slate include picture in picture capability, enhanced viewing and surround sound modes with the ability to mix and match picture and sound, direct access to in-movie features through one of the four colored buttons on the BD remote and the most technically vibrant BD-Java interactive multi-player challenge and trivia games to date. The Studios’ slate also takes full advantage of BD-Live functionality this fourth quarter. Internet-connected consumers will enjoy unique, title specific “web-enabled” interactive features and games and “web-exclusive” downloadable content with the ability to connect and interact with other broadband BD users worldwide.
One would assume that this requires a new BD player with BD-Live compatibility. None the less it seems that Fox is keen to up the ante on interactivity in the fourth quarter.
Disney is also planning new interactive features on the Blu-ray release of Cars, with a “Car Finder” game, allowing viewers to search for over 200 models of cars hidden throughout the movie, and even “race the clock” to find a specific car in a frozen frame of film.