James Cameron’s hit film Avatar is about to make waves outside of the theater. Cameron and Ubisoft have confirmed that they are developing a new Avatar game. The confirmation of the game comes eight years after the launch of the record-breaking film.
Ubisoft – the company behind popular game series likes Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs – will develop a new big-ticket Avatar game. Ubisoft studio, Massive Entertainment, will have the game run on the same technology as the recently released The Division. Similarly, the game is going to be made available on both PC and console platforms.
Aside from the four film sequels currently in development, per a press release via Forbes, “Lightstorm, Fox Interactive and Massive are working together to create a game that will continue to expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films.”
Meanwhile, according to David Polfeldt, Managing Director at Massive, the immersive storytelling and ambition for the upcoming projects have been inspirational.
This isn’t the first game for the film series; back in 2009, Ubisoft released James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game. Additionally, The Verge notes that the new game is not surprising, given that Cameron has already expanded the franchise to include a theme park and graphic novels.
Per AV Club, we don’t know much about the game but it’s likely in its infancy stage. Likewise, Massive’s website has been pushing for new hires along development, narrative and art design. It’s likely the Avatar game is in its earliest stages of development.
Avatar 2 Movie Updates
It’s been eight years since the box office hit was introduced but a lot is definitely in store. For those who aren’t familiar the film, Avatar follows a group of humans who colonize a humanoid planet. Pandora is the home of beings called the Na’vi and Cameron has teased that the sequel will focus on family and imprisonment themes.
Coincidently, the confirmation of the Avatar game comes just a day after it was revealed that Avatar 2 would begin filming in August. The said sequel has been delayed multiple times with its release date now 2018 from an earlier 2016 target.
Digital Spy reports that the sequels were developed in such a way that they can be watched independently from the rest of the series. There will be a total of four upcoming sequels: Avatar 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Watch the game trailer announcement found below: