Ubisoft has announced that the team behind The Division is working on a new Avatar game, set in the same universe as James Cameron's Avatar movie.
Ubisoft’s Malmo-based studio in Sweden is partnering with Lightbox Entertainment and Fox Interactive to create a game based in the universe of James Cameron’s Avatar movie. The project for the new Avatar game was announced during GDC 2017.
This is not the first game based on the movie. Ubisoft Montreal released James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game way back in 2009. The game performed decently thanks to the movie’s success (it still holds the record for highest grossing Hollywood movie at over $2.7 billion in revenue). But there’s no arguing that the game was pretty sub-par on its own. Hopefully, this new Avatar game will be much better.
The new game will use the Snowdrop Engine, the same in-house engine Ubisoft use for The Division. Other than that, we know that it will most probably release for both PC and consoles.
The fact that there’s a new Avatar game on the way isn’t all that surprising once you find out that James Cameron has four sequels planned for the Avatar. Yes, you read that right, FOUR sequels. According to Ubisoft, this new Avatar game will “expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films.”
If you’re among the minority who have not watched Avatar (not The Last Airbender, though that’s good too, if you’re looking for stuff to watch), it follows the events of a group of humans who’re attempting to colonise a planet called Pandora. They are met with resistance from the native humanoid species called the Na’vi. Cameron has promised that the sequels will make you “shit yourself with your mouth wide open.” Okay, James, we’ll hold you up to that.
We don’t really know anything else with regards to the spin-off game. Hopefully, it’ll be as good as any movie Cameron has directed so far.
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