Ubisoft Massive Is Still Developing the Long-Awaited AVATAR Project Despite the Disney-Fox Merger
The so-called Avatar Project was announced almost exactly three years ago, but we still know little about the Ubisoft Massive-designed game — fortunately, the creators of Tom Clancy's The Division 2 are still working on Ubisoft's second Avatar game.
While the Swedish team is focusing on supporting Tom Clancy'sThe Division 2 — as the MMO-RPG hybrid will receive its biggest expansion yet next month — Ubisoft Massive is still developing Avatar.
During a recent interview with Screen Rant, Ubisoft Massive Producer Jesper Karabanov revealed that The Avatar Project is still in development. "Yes, but I can't speak about it. I can't talk about it," Karabanov said.
Considering that Disney has been relentlessly cancelling games, movies, and even small-screen series greenlit by Fox before its last year's acquisition by the Mouse House, it's good to know that the Massive, Lightstorm and Fox Interactive co-production hasn't been canned — even if it's not coming anytime soon.
Ubisoft's first attempt at developing an Avatar game — titled James Cameron's Avatar: The Game — hit stores in 2009 and received rather lukewarm reviews from critics, sitting at a 59/100 score on Metacritic.
After a series of countless delays, James Cameron's sequel to 2009's Avatar releases on December 17, 2021.
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