Update April 2016: Check out what’s coming to Disney Infinity next year.
- 1 Disney Infinity Figure & Play Set Compatibility
- 2 Disney Infinity 3.0 Compatibility
- 3 Disney Infinity 2.0 Compatibility
- 4 Disney Infinity 2.0 Compatibility Details
- 5 Disney Infinity Compatibility FAQ
- 5.1 1. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 require a new base?
- 5.2 2. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 use old figures?
- 5.3 3. Do you need to buy a whole new Disney Infinity set to play Disney Infinity 2.0?
- 5.4 4. Is Disney Infinity backwards compatible?
- 5.5 5. Will Disney Infinity Play Sets work on Disney Infinity 2.0?
- 5.6 6. Will Disney Infinity Toy Boxes work in Disney Infinity 2.0?
- 5.7 7. How do I upgrade to Disney Infinity 2.0 without purchasing the Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack?
- 5.8 8. Will Thor, Iron Man & Black Widow be available as single character purchases?
- 5.9 9. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 be available on Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Wii?
Disney Infinity Figure & Play Set Compatibility
We now have 3 versions of Disney Infinity, however every single character from Disney Infinity 1.0 are forward compatible. This means, if you had Captain Jack Sparrow from Disney Infinity 1.0 and then you purchase Disney Infinity 3.0 – you can still play Jack Sparrow.
What is not compatible are the Play Sets – you know those Play Set pieces, if you want to play Pirates of the Caribbean but you have the 3.0 game software it will not work. To play in a Play Set you need to run the game software that it was released as a part of.
Disney Infinity 1.0 Play Sets
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- The Incredibles
- Monsters University
- Toy Story
- The Lone Ranger
These were all released in 1.0 that means you need the 1.0 game software (the disc or downloadable software) to play them.
However, every single figure released in Disney Infinity 1.0 can be played in Disney Infinity 2.0 & Disney Infinity 3.0.
What about the Power Discs?
Yes, all Disney Infinity Power Discs from 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 are all forward compatible.
Disney Infinity 2.0 Play Sets
- The Avengers
- Guardians of the Galaxy
Again, the Play Sets from Disney Infinity 2.0 are not forward or backwards compatible. This means you cannot get the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set piece and place it on the Disney Infinity base whilst you have Disney Infinity 3.0 game software running, it simply will not recognise it.
However, every single figure released in Disney Infinity 2.0 can be played in Disney Infinity 3.0.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Compatibility
With the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0 upon us, it’s about time we demystify the issues surrounding cross-compatibility, forwards and backwards compatibility. Fortunately, Disney Interactive have tried to learn from previous mistakes and make it easier to understand, however there will still be issues simply due to the fact that Disney Interactive don’t have control over the actual platforms the game are played on. With that being said, let’s begin!
Disney Infinity 3.0 Game Software
To play Disney Infinity 3.0 you will need to purchase the game software which will come as part of both the Starter Pack and the Saga Bundle. It has also been announced that the game software will be available separately, however we have yet to see this available to preorder in the US, where as in the UK you can preorder it now.
Disney Infinity 3.0 Base
Disney Interactive have tried there best to make this as simple as possible, however restrictions and differences in gaming consoles have made this difficult.
Simply put, it all depends on the console you are playing on – the original Disney Infinity base and the 2.0 version base can be used for 3.0 if you are playing on the same console platform. However, if you are looking to also upgrade console then watch out as the Xbox 360 base version will not work on the Xbox One.
Disney Infinity 1.0 & 2.0 Characters
Right, so ALL Disney Infinity characters from each release, the original game & 2.0 can be played on Disney Infinity 3.0. You will be able to play with ALL characters within the Toy Box 3.0 game as well as the additional Toy Box takeover games.
However, what you will not be able to do is play original Play Sets or 2.0 Play Sets within Disney Infinity 3.0 – this again is due to gaming dynamics, forward compatibility and additional development that needs to be invested in making this possible. To play these you will need to play through the relevant game software (1.0 & 2.0).
Disney Infinity 1.0 & 2.0 Power Discs
All Power Discs are forward compatible with Disney Infinity 3.0.
We hope this helps, if you have any questions please leave them below and we will be updating this page as soon as more information becomes available.
Disney Infinity 2.0 Compatibility
With the announcement of Disney Infinity 2.0 there has been some major confusion as to what will and what will not be compatible with Disney Infinity 2.0. So, we have decided to create a dedicated Disney Infinity compatibility page that will hopefully help answer some of your concerns.
Be sure to also check out our Disney Infinity Character Compatibility page which highlights which Disney Infinity 2.0 characters are playable in which Disney Infinity 2.0 Playsets.
Disney Infinity 2.0 Compatibility Details
Firstly, with Disney Infinity 2.0 all of your Disney Infinity 1.0 Characters & Power Discs will be playable on version 2.0.
Disney Infinity Game Software
You will need to purchase Disney Infinity 2.0 Video Game Software to play any of the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Characters, Power Discs, Play Sets or Toy Box toys.
Disney Infinity Characters & Power Discs
Original Disney Infinity Characters & Power Discs are forward compatible, this means that they will work in Disney Infinity 2.0. However, Disney Infinty 2.0 Characters & Power Discs will only work with Disney Infinity 2.0 and not with the previous Disney Infinity game.
Disney Infinity Play Sets
Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes Play Sets will only work in Disney Infinity 2.0 and will require the game disc to be played. All of the previous Disney Infinity Play Sets such as Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles, Cars, The Lone Range & Monsters University will not unlock a Play Set adventure in Disney Infinity 2.0. However, all the Play Set pieces will unlock related Play Set Toys to be used in Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box.
Disney Infinity Characters & Play Sets
Original Disney Infinity Characters will only work in their related Play Sets. Meanwhile, all the Disney Infinity Characters will work in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box. To learn more about which Disney Infinity 2.0 Characters are playable in which Play Sets please see our Character Compatibility guide.
Disney Infinity Toy Box
The new and improved Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box is a completely new developed world, most of the original Disney Infinity Toy Box Toys will be available to you in the Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box as long as you are logged in to your Disney Account.
Disney Infinity Toy Box Games
The newly introduced Disney Infinity 2.0 Toy Box Games disc can only be used within the Disney Infinity 2.0 game.
Disney Infinity Digital Purchases
Purchased Digital Disney Infinity items for the PC & iOS versions of Disney Infinity have the exact same compatibility as detailed above.
Disney Infinity Base
If you have the original Disney Infinity base, this will work with Disney Infinity 2.0. The only exception being that the Disney Infinity Xbox 360 base will only work on the Xbox 360 and not on the Xbox One.
Disney Infinity Compatibility FAQ
If you have any Disney Infinity compatibility related questions please comment below.
1. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 require a new base?
No it will not require a new base.
2. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 use old figures?
Yes, Disney Infinity 2.0 will be compatible with the original Disney Infinity figures.
3. Do you need to buy a whole new Disney Infinity set to play Disney Infinity 2.0?
No, all you will need is the Disney Infinity 2.0 Game Disc.
4. Is Disney Infinity backwards compatible?
Yes, Disney Infinity 2.0 is backwards compatible, meaning you will have all of your data from Disney Infinity 1.0 on Disney Infinity 2.0 including character data as this is generally saved within the character it’s self on the NFC chip.
5. Will Disney Infinity Play Sets work on Disney Infinity 2.0?
Unfortunately not, the Disney Infinity characters & Power Discs will work but the Play Set pieces will not work in Disney Infinity 2.0. However, you can unlock Toys by using the original Disney Infinity Play Set pieces on the base whilst in Disney Infinity 2.0.
6. Will Disney Infinity Toy Boxes work in Disney Infinity 2.0?
Yes, these are all stored within you’re Disney Infinity account.
7. How do I upgrade to Disney Infinity 2.0 without purchasing the Disney Infinity 2.0 Starter Pack?
The Disney Infinity 2.0 Game Software will be available to digitally download, it will not be available in local retailers and will not be available at launch. More news to come regarding this very soon!
8. Will Thor, Iron Man & Black Widow be available as single character purchases?
Thor will be available as a single character purchase, where as Iron Man & Black Widow will combine to create the Marvel Avenger’s Play Set – both will be released in November 2014.
9. Will Disney Infinity 2.0 be available on Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Wii?
Unfortunately it will not be available for Nintendo 3DS & Nintendo Wii. The reason for this is that Disney Interactive have decided to focus on the platforms which can really take Disney Infinity 2.0 to it’s full potential and not limit the development and growth.
If you have any other questions, please comment below!