The iconic ‘James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game‘ is a video game adaptation of Cameron’s blockbuster movie, Avatar. The simultaneous release of the movie and the gameplay in December 2009 marks an eventful cultural phenomenon. The videogame adaptation of the game introduces the player to the planet of Pandora.
Ubisoft Montreal’s 2009 video game is a third-person action game. The premise of the game follows the events prior to what happens in this iconic sci-fi movie, Avatar. It explores Pandora’s past. At present, four sequels are lined up for the Avatar movie. Following this, an untitled sequel to the video game is also in development. The game will feature a lush green world with 3D visuals.
Who is developing the upcoming Avatar game?
Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft’s studio based in Malmö, Sweden is developing the sequel to the Avatar game. Massive Entertainment is partnering with Lightbox Entertainment and Fox Interactive to develop this game.
The sequel to Avatar received a go-ahead at GDC 2017 event. This event was on February 28, 2017. Massive Entertainment is best known for the Online Action Role Playing Game (RPG) ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’, and its sequel.
Ubisoft’s game offers plenty of gun and war machines to fight for the Na’vi in Pandora. According to the developers, the sequel will “expand and deepen the Avatar Universe…along with the films”.
The gameplay of Ubisoft’s Avatar
As of now, no details of the gameplay’s release. The upcoming Avatar game will use the Snowdrop engine (like Tom Clancy’s Ten Division). The Division, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and The Division 2 also uses the Snowdrop Engine. It is not confirmed if you will play as humans or Na’vi. Na’vi is a tribe of blue-creatures beings native to Pandora. In the 2009 game, you can play as a marine tasked with infiltrating the Na’vi. The player will have to either side with the RDA corporation or the Na’vi.
What is the story of Ubisoft’s Avatar game?
The upcoming film is twelve years after the events of the original movie, ‘Avatar.’ Jake Sully adapts to the Na’vi lifestyle. The RDA Corporation returns back to occupy Pandora.
While the 2009 video game was a prequel to Avatar, nothing has been revealed about the plot of the upcoming game. The idea of the game announced in 2017 with the tagline “Experience Pandora never like before.”
When will James Cameron’s Avatar game release?
According to a Ubisoft representative, the game won’t get a release date till the Fiscal Year 2021 starts for the company.
“We have great plans for the new one, with a very strong studio and engine. The movie will release the end of 2020, so our game won’t release before FY21,” the representative adds.
But, now the release date of the movie is pushing to December 16, 2022. Avatar 3 is coming out on December 20, 2024. Avatar 4 for December 18, 2026. And, Avatar 5 will release on December 22, 2028. The release date of Avatar 2 is delaying significantly, which also affects the release of the gameplay. No information is available about when the game will be released.
The 2009 Avatar game is available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii, and Nintendo DS. The platforms for the release of the upcoming game is not available.
The original Avatar game was a massive success. It gives the players a chance to view and explore James Cameron’s world from their own perspective. Hence the sequel is going to be really exciting for the gamers.