Videogame developer Ubisoft has entered into the field of the toys-to-life and unveiled its new concept Starlink: Battle for Atlas at this year’s E3.
The firm now joins the likes of LEGO Dimensions, Amiibo, Skylanders and the recently revealed Lightseekers title from the toy specialist Tomy.
The launch was announced at this year’s E3 in L.A. and is expected to land in autumn next year, and will be available on Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
The move comes as a real stake in the ground for Ubisoft’s place in the toys-to-life market, one that was kickstarted in 2013 with the launch of Activision’s Skylanders.
The new game enables players to create a team of starfighter pilots and directly control them in battle against an enemy known as the Forgotten Legion.
At the middle of the new gaming experience is a novel set of collectable starship toys each one of them featuring the ability to be physically altered by swapping weapons at specific touch points on the toys’ wings and hull.
The toys can then be attached to each player’s controllers and will be recognised by the game.
With a custom attachment system for the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con grip, Starlink: Battle for Atlas appears to be the most advance form of the toys-to-life concept to date.