James Cameron came out with his super hit Avatar movie back in 2009 and the film has since cemented its place in pop culture. While the director continues to work on the film’s sequel, Ubisoft has confirmed that its Malmo-based studio Massive Entertainment is teaming up with Lightbox Entertainment and Fox Interactive to develop a new Avatar game. Ubisoft made this announcement during the GDC 2017 earlier today.
This isn’t the first Avatar game that Ubisoft has created. Ubisoft Montreal released James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game in 2009 around the same time the movie hit the big screen. However, it goes without saying that the new game will be considerably better than that.
The new Avatar game is going to be released for both PC and gaming consoles. It’s going to use the Snowdrop Engine which is the same in-house engine that Tom Clancy’s The Division uses as well.
Ubisoft says that the new game is going to “expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films.” James Cameron is planning to make four sequels to the original Avatar film so there’s quite a bit yet to come in this franchise.
The Avatar sequel is not scheduled to be released before 2018 and it’s unclear at this point in time when the new Avatar game is going to be released.