Ubisoft's Avatar to get 3D treatment
- Posted February 11th, 2009 at 07:25 EDT by Steven Williamson
- 11 Comments
Back in 2007, Ubisoft secured the rights to publish and develop Avatar, a videogame based on the upcoming feature film by Twentieth Century Fox.
Speaking in an interview with MCV, which discusses the future for the French company, Ubisoft briefly mentions the sci-fi adventure, revealing that it will feature 3D technology. When asked where the company is in the development process for 3D technology, Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot, revealed:
"We’re using 3D technology for Avatar, the game that we are making with James Cameron based on his film that will release later this year, and we’re very excited about it. 3D helps to immerse gamers and gives them the feeling that they are living the adventure of the game – and that is a great thing. It’s definitely a technology that will impress even the most jaded gamer."
Ubisoft have the whole year to work on Avatar and implement the technology successfully. The movie is due for release in December 2009 and PSU understands that the publisher may showcase the title at E3 later this year.
Avatar follows the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself in the midst of a battle on an alien infested planet. It will be James Cameron's first film as director since he worked on Titanic in 1997.
- 2:29am EST - February 11th, 2009
3D specs on standby
- 2:47am EST - February 11th, 2009
avatar, isnt that the cartoon?
- 2:50am EST - February 11th, 2009
@tdmdk843 It is, but this is different game.
- 2:51am EST - February 11th, 2009
This may sound stupid, but is this game based on that cartoon?
- 4:19am EST - February 11th, 2009
Damn for a moment there I thought they were referring to the cartoon, but i hope the movie isnt 3 hours long like the Craptanic. 3D specs huh well cant wait to see how thats gonna work
- 5:16am EST - February 11th, 2009
Sounds interesting. I think the whole 3D thing is kind of a fad, but the movie sounds interesting. James Cameron does make some pretty good sci-fi movies (Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator, T2). They guy actually knows how to make a movie, not just slap a bunch of special F/X together and call it a sci-fi movie. Don't know how good the game will be, but I'll give a 3D thing a shot, maybe. Sounds like something that would give a person convulsions though ;)
- 5:49am EST - February 11th, 2009
3D is going to be awesome.
- 6:14am EST - February 11th, 2009
James Cameron secured the rights to the name Avatar for film in the early 90's, the cartoon has NOTHING to do with this.
- 8:31am EST - February 11th, 2009
- 11:25pm EST - February 11th, 2009
awww... i was hoping for Aang the airbender
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