James Cameron’s Avatar is one of the biggest movie openings in box office history. Since the film’s release in 2009, many fans have been waiting for a sequel (or one of the four currently planned) and we’re honestly surprised there wasn’t more video game adaptions. After all Cameron has been working on sequels for nearly a decade and quite a few video games could have released since then.
Massive Entertainment, developers behind The Division, are looking to fill that hole as announced by Ubisoft today. In conjunction with Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive, the team is looking to expand and deepen the Avatar lore through a triple-A gaming experience. All of which will, of course, be set on Pandora.
“James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment changed the way we think about immersive storytelling with the first Avatar. The ambition that they have for the forthcoming films and this game is really inspiring,” said David Polfeldt, Managing Director at Massive Entertainment. “It’s a privilege to work with them and we’re honoured that they’ve entrusted us to create an experience worthy of the Avatar name.”
“What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project and the power of its Snowdrop engine,” said Cameron. “I believe Ubisoft’s team at Massive Entertainment are absolutely the right partners to bring the beauty and danger of Pandora to life.”
No further details were given, but we are assured the Avatar game will release on consoles and PC. Ubisoft also uploaded a quick video about the collaboration that you can view above. Are you excited about the worldwide blockbuster getting a new video game project or do you just want to see Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5 already? Let us know in the comments below!
Ubisoft Press Release