Ubisoft today announced that they are partnering up with Fox Interactive and James Cameron’s production company, Lightstorm Entertainment, to create a “cutting-edge” game for consoles and PC based on the Avatar universe.
James Cameron was keen to get involved in the project after Massive impressed the writer/director with an early game prototype produced on their Snowdrop engine, a “tailor-made, custom game engine that enables the creation of ultra-realistic game universes.”
“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.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time Cameron’s production company and Ubisoft have partnered to make a game based on the 2009 movie. Avatar: The Game was a prequel set two years before the events of the film, which received a tepid critical and commercial reception.
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