Published: Thu, March 02, 2017
Science | By Boyd Webster

Ubisoft's Massive is making an Avatar game

Ubisoft's Massive is making an Avatar game

Ubisoft announced today a new Avatar game from the developers who also worked on The Division.

Ubisoft studio Massive has announced that it's now working on a new game based on James Cameron's "Avatar" film franchise.

"It is not about telling the story of Avatar, but about taking the experience from the film and making it possible in the game to explore the world of Pandora", Landau told Swedish business website 8till5. This is exactly what Cameron is looking for when it comes to a game based on his creation. The Division developer Ubisoft Massive is leading development on the project, which will use the Snowdrop engine. No release window or anything like that. "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", Cameron said of the project. The third-person shooter was released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Similarly, the game is going to be made available on both PC and console platforms.

This is not the first time Ubisoft and Lightstorm Entertainment have partnered up to create an Avatar game.

The second Avatar movie is expected in December 2018. It ultimately shared the same fate of many other movie tie-in games with a Metacritic review score average around 60 and so-so sales of 2.7 million. But now Massive Entertainment, the development studio behind The Division, is tackling one of their own. You can find a list of open positions at their official website.

"It fits really well with many of things we are interested in: ecology, sustainability, fighting for what you believe in".

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