The only disc you throw is in your back
Tron has a, uh, legacy. The property really only has two major movies and an animated series, debuting years apart, and a few games scattered here and there. It is, however, beloved by its fanatics, and ever more prescient today. The action-heavy series has begot similar action-heavy games — there’s a disc, so you obviously have to throw it — but the latest game will take a different spin.
Tron: Identity, developed by Bithell Games, will eschew some of the major action to focus on narrative elements and storytelling. While not much was shown at Disney’s D23 games showcase yesterday, a logo was featured spun on the iconic Identity Disc. This will feature prominently in the idea, which takes place in a sort of alternate story. In an interview after the showcase Bithell explained that the game takes place “in a world where Flynn created an Ark. Where Flynn created a second grid for them to go to, promising that he’d come back.”
We know he never does, seeing the events of Tron: Legacy, so that grid is now spinning all over the place.
No platforms have been announced but we do have a 2023 release date. For a taste of what it MIGHT be like be sure to check out Bithell’s other games, like Subsurface Circular, Arcsmith (VR) or John Wick Hex.