Ubisoft has now announced that developer Massive Entertainment, known for their work on 2016’s The Division, are now working on a new game based in James Cameron’s Avatar universe. The developer is spearheading this project in collaboration with James Cameron’s production company Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive.
According to Ubisoft, this new game will be heading to both the PC and consoles, and will make use of Massive’s Snowdrop engine, the very same engine used in The Division and the upcoming South Park: The Fractured But Whole, to bring the unique atmosphere and wildlife of Pandora to life. In fact, it was after seeing a Snowdrop-run prototype of the game, that James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment even agreed to the partnership in the first place.
James Cameron himself had this to say about the project, “What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project, and the power of its Snowdrop engine. 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.”
As of now though, not much else in known about the game except the brief announcement trailer released by Ubisoft.