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Ubisoft's Avatar to get 3D treatment

11 February 2009

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.


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