Disney and China’s Tencent have announced Avatar: Reckoning, an MMORPG for Android and iOS. The game should be released this year for two platforms and a mix of co-op and player vs playerContains gameplay.
According to the announcement circulated by several media outlets, Including WCCFtech, is a shooting game optimized for touch screen devices. The game runs on Unreal Engine 4, which is somewhat surprising considering that the developer behind the game already has teaser video Online where it gives insight into what’s possible with Unreal Engine 5.
That developer is Archosaur Games, a Chinese studio that has released mobile games like Dragon Raja, World of Kings, and Epic War: Thrones in the past. The game is published by Level Infinite, the game publisher operating under Tencent. Another company involved that was mentioned is Lightstorm Entertainment, which was founded by Avatar Director James Cameron.
Avatar: Reckoning isn’t the only Avatar game in the works. Massive Entertainment, known as World in Conflict and The Division, is also working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. This game will run in Snowdrop engine and will be a first person game. The game is scheduled to be released in 2022 and goes beyond the previous generation of consoles: it comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, S, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna.
Avatar is originally a 2009 Hollywood movie. It takes place in the year 2154 on the fictional moon Pandora, as a blue alien races against the Na’vi. Humanity invades the planet to mine precious metals. In the movie, the human is in the Na’vi’s body thanks to advanced technology and thus sneaks into the race. However, he gradually turns to the side of aliens and fights with them against humanity. The movie also came in a 3D version and has been the main driver of its popularity ever since.