'Avatar' game will be heading to PC, confirms Ubisoft

"When we're done, everybody will get to experience the attractive world of Pandora". The game will be developed by Massive, the studio behind Tom Clancy's The Division, which is one of Ubisoft's most successful games of all time.

According to Ubisoft, the new game will "expand on the movie universe in new ways and offer the freedom to experience Pandora like never before". No release date, fixed title and gameplay details have been announced at the moment.

The video did not reveal any details, but it did show the excitement of the team in charge of bringing Pandora to life via a video game.

"It should be the ultimate experience, where you actually get to go to Pandora and live an alternative life on the moon", said Massive Entertainment Creative Director Magnus Jansen. The game will be based on the original film Avatar by James Cameron, but absolutely nothing has been said about the 2009 game and if the two will bear any similarities.

Cameron and Lightstorm entered this partnership after viewing an early game prototype the team at Massive created using its proprietary Snowdrop engine.

Game publishing tycoon Ubisoft is teaming up with Massive Entertainments to bring another "Avatar" franchise into the gaming world. The upcoming game is said to be built in the Snowdrop engine, the same engine that powered "The Division" game.

Massive Entertainment's managing director David Polfeldt was equally impressed with Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment and what they did with Avatar, its stellar storytelling and the immersive world of Pandora.

Today, Ubisoft announced a partnership with Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive to create a cutting-edge new game for consoles and PC set on Pandora, the handsome and unsafe moon from James Cameron's Avatar film franchise.

According to Cameron, using the Snowdrop engine and the passion of the developing team, along with their focus on details, are the ideal mix to bring the world of Pandora to life.

  • Salvatore Jensen