It’s been about 8 years since the first Avatar movie dropped, and the sequel is coming out next year. There’s also going to be a game, but it doesn’t sound like it’ll be the typical cash-grab movie tie-in game.
Ubisoft and Lightstorm Entertainment (James Cameron’s production company) are teaming up with Massive Entertainment, the folks behind The Division, to bring this new Avatar game to life. Based on what we know so far, it sounds like it’s going to have a similar open-world style that we saw in The Division.
Ubisoft was also behind the first Avatar game, but this time around they’re looking to really go all in and create an AAA title.
It was only just announced, and there’s no release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted as more clues drop about what we can expect. What we do know is that this game will be available for PC and consoles.
After seeing the movie Avatar, the managing director of Massive Entertainment pointed out what a beautiful looking place Pandora was, and how it makes you want to go there and experience it. The creative director from Massive says this game needs to deliver on that promise.
There’s so much potential for an epic game world here, using the Avatar aesthetic, and hopefully sharing some technology with Lightstorm to create something truly unique. We’re looking forward to hearing more about it.
Check out this video to get some initial impressions: