The formerly-defunct studio is now part of Warner Bros. and is working on a Disney/PIXAR game
Avalanche Software, not to be confused with Just Cause creator Avalanche Studios, is back and is now a part of Warner Bros.
The developer was shut down last year along with the cancellation of Disney Infinity when Disney decided to stop self-publishing video games and to let other publishers handle its games.
According to a statement from Warner Bros., the developer will be headed up by John Blackburn, a former executive for Disney. Along with the deal, Warner Bros. now owns the Octane game engine, which will be used to create the new Cars 3 movie tie-in game.
Avalanche Software–which joins the ranks of developers owned by Warner Bros. in a list that includes NetherRealm, TT Games, Rocksteady Studios and Monolith–also developed the 2011 Cars 2 video game which Warner Bros. said sold million of copies.
Avalanche Software is said to employ 100 people, but there’s no word on how many of the 300 displaced employees from the Disney shutdown are a part of the new iteration.
The game will be coming to consoles, though none was specifically announced. The Cars 3 movie is slated for release in June, so it’s safe to assume the game will launch around the same time.
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