A new Avatar game is in the works from a partnership between Ubisoft, Lightstorm Entertainment, and Fox Interactive. The game, based on the universe created by James Cameron, will be developed by Massive, which was responsible for the game The Division. The new game will be for both PC and console and will use Massive’s Snowdrop engine that was seen in both The Division and the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
“What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project, and the power of its Snowdrop engine,” said Cameron, whose Lightstorm Entertainment joined after seeing a Snowdrop-run game prototype. “With the power of [Snowdrop], and the team’s passion and obsessive focus on detail, we know they’re the right group to bring the beauty and danger of Pandora to life.”
According to the announcement, Massive and Lightstorm are working together to expand the universe and give players the freedom to learn about the world of Pandora in new ways. Massive and Lightstorm are also looking for people to work on the game. The site says, “Interested developers can check out the list of open positions here.”
There are four Avatar sequels on the way from Cameron, which will all be filmed simultaneously. Avatar 2 is expected to be released in December 2018. The next three will follow in December 2020, and in 2022 and 2023. Avatar, which was released in 2009 starred Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang and Sigourney Weaver.
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