Kabam has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Film to create a mobile strategy game based on the world of James Cameron’s sci-fi film Avatar (2009).
The title will be a massively multiplayer mobile strategy game taking place in Pandora, the fictional world of Avatar.
Kabam will work closely with the Lightstorm team to develop a mobile experience that will “re-immerse” fans in the Avatar universe ahead of the Avatar 2 film, coming out in December 2018.
Here’s what Kent Wakeford, chief operating officer of Kabam, had to say about the news:
We develop games that people return to and play for years, and the Avatar game will deliver new and unexpected thrills to gamers for the foreseeable future. James Cameron and the Avatar franchise are synonymous with groundbreaking technology and pushing the envelope. We plan to live up to those standards by creating the best triple-A massively multiplayer mobile game possible for the franchise.
Jon Landau, Avatar producer and chief operating officer of Lightstorm Entertainment, also released a statement which hints at the game will make considerable emphasis on building the environment and whimsical milieu:
Kabam has an excellent reputation for building compelling mobile games that explore detailed worlds, which makes them an ideal partner for our franchise. The world of Pandora is massive, far beyond what we are able to include in our feature films, and we think fans will be excited by the level of additional depth and detail that they will be able to experience in this game.