The movie game for James Cameron’s Avatar it was one of the most unexpected announcements at E3 this year. The 2009 film was one of the biggest entries of all time, but the general public hearing it now is reminded of the show of this, but not necessarily the details of the plot. The CGI was spectacular, seeing it in 3D was new, and the main character’s name was … Jake, I think?
The game to come, Avatar: Borders of Pandora completely ignores this issue. In an interview with VentureBeat, Luigi Priore, vice president of Disney and Pixar Games, explains his approach.
“[T]here was a time 15 or 20 years ago where playing the film was something. You bought the game and played the movie. Things like the classic Aladdin game on Sega Genesis. You played the movie. That was popular at the time, but gamers expect more now. They want to interact with their favorite characters and worlds, but they want to play new stories and do new things with those characters and worlds. ”
Instead of reclaiming a forgotten terrain, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will explore the “amazing world of science fiction” the original Avatar built that Priore describes as “a great playing field to play.” It’s a certainly strange approach to parameters, in my opinion, as if they didn’t exist to be more than fresh or beautiful.
“The whole idea is to be part of the plot of that giant franchise on Pandora, but it’s not a ‘play the movie’ game. It’s a whole new open world, new characters,” Priore continues. “That’s why it’s called Pandora’s Borders. It’s done in another frontier, another area of the Pandora’s moon.”
There is a certain skepticism on the part of critics about the game’s title – the story of the original film is centered on colonialism, thus inviting players to discover a new “frontier” of Pandora is a charged language, to say the least. We’ll have to wait and see what happens, though, since Avatar’s canonical universe is poised to expand not only on this game, but three more movies – the next of which, Avatar 2, will be out next year. next, with Pandora’s Box Borders.