The creators of The Division have turned their sites on a new project: a game based on James Cameron’s Avatar.
Massive Entertainment will work alongside Fox Interactive and Lightstorm Entertainment to build the new game, which will use The Division‘s Snowdrop engine. According to a press release, the game will “continue to expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films.”
“What impressed me about Massive were the group’s passion for this project, and the power of its Snowdrop engine,” Cameron told Ubisoft. “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.”
Cameron plans to release four sequels to Avatar, the movie, over the next few years. The first of these is scheduled to release in late 2018, with Avatar 3 in 2020, Avatar 4 in 2022, and Avatar 5 in 2023. It’s possible that the game could tie in to one or more of these movie releases in some way, though Massive Entertainment hasn’t released many details yet.
The new game will be coming to PC and “consoles,” though since the project is still early in development, the exact hardware hasn’t yet been determined.