Warner Bros Interactive have today announced that they will be working with developer Avalanche Software, who reformed after the sudden cancellation of Disney Infinity last year, to create a game based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar movie Cars 3.
“It is a tremendous pleasure to welcome Avalanche Software into our development stable, and we look forward to working with our new team, Pixar Animation Studios, and DCPI to create Cars 3 based on the upcoming film and hugely popular franchise,” said David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. “The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers, and we are excited for this Cars 3 game as well as all of the future games the team will create under John’s leadership.”
“Disney•Pixar’s Cars is one of the world’s most beloved and recognized franchises, and we’re thrilled to be taking the story further and faster than ever before through a new console experience based on the upcoming, action-packed Cars 3,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games, Apps & Labs, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We are excited to once again be working with the Avalanche team, who have a deep understanding of the Disney•Pixar DNA, and a history of translating our stories into great gaming experiences.”
The Cars 2 video game, released back in 2011 was created by the same studio, before they went on to make Toy Story 3 the video game and then Disney Infinity. Once the studio was shuttered, they reformed and partnered up with Warner Bros Interactive, even going so far as to regain the rights to their Octane engine, used in their past titles.
No platforms or release date has been announced yet, but one could assume it would hit the major platforms and would release around the same time as the movie, which is set to release here in Australia this July.