As Ubisoft makes it clear that it is trying very hard to forget the 2009 James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game, the publisher announces that due to its renewed partnership with Fox Interactive, developer Massive Entertainment is going to give it another go.
Though it is far more likely that this reboot of the old game is more to do with the movie’s sequel(s) coming out than any business partnership.
Nonetheless, Massive is the studio behind The Division, will be using their very own custom designed Snowdrop engine. The game will be based on the original film Avatar by James Cameron, but absolutely nothing has been said about the 2009 game and if the two will bear any similarities. In fact, even the director of the film himself has praised the prototype game as impressive and “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 Ubisoft, the new game will “expand on the movie universe in new ways and offer the freedom to experience Pandora like never before.” All to include the three sequels planned, though no details on what exactly there is to expand in the otherwise plotless, if very pretty, world of Pandora after the events of the first movie.
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