Avatar Game in Development

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Avatar, the James Cameron film not the Last Airbender, will soon be getting a video game adaptation. It’s under development by Ubisoft Massive, the same studio that brought you Far Cry 3 and Tom Clancy’s The Division.

It’s impressive to note that development began after James Cameron himself met with the development team to discuss their idea and see their demo. This is not just some IP licensing deal made in board rooms by executives. However, it’s not clear yet how involved Cameron will be in the lengthy process required to put out a AAA game.

The company’s press release out today cites Cameron:

What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project and the power of its Snowdrop engine,” “I believe Ubisoft’s team at Massive Entertainment are absolutely the right partners to bring the beauty and danger of Pandora to life.
— James Cameron

As Cameron mentions above, the game will be built using the studio's remarkable Snowdrop engine. This is the same engine used in Tom Clancy’s The Division to produce the realistic looking disaster-ravaged urban backdrop the game was lauded for.

Check out what Massive has to say about their engine:

It will be interesting to see how this develops as we get closer to release. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.