Disney and Tencent announce an Avatar MMO for mobile phones

With Avatar 2 Set to hit theaters for this year’s Christmas season, a number of fans of James Cameron and the franchise itself are waiting to finally bridge the 13-year gap between the movies. Yes, opinion of the movie itself is split, with some enjoying the world and special effects while others dislike the plot and story. But you can’t ignore the impact the film had on Hollywood itself with advances in CGI technology and a brief resurgence in 3D movies and is currently the highest-grossing film of all time. Now, not only will fans get their long-awaited sequel, but they can also explore the world of Pandora in the gaming space.

Disney recently announced a partnership with Chinese game developer Tencent to develop a Avatar massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Currently known as avatar judgment, the game will allow players to explore the world of Pandora and its inhabitants. Only concept art and a logo were shown, but it is believed that the events of Avatar 2 and maybe even Avatar 3 will come into play. The only major problem is that it will be exclusive to mobile phones.

The mobile phone market is huge in Asia, so the game is most likely aimed at targeting that audience. Meanwhile, the Western mobile market also continues to grow more and more. Young children consume media through phones. Recently, Disney also announced a Disney-themed MOBA game, Disney Melee Mania, which will also be exclusive to phones. There is also the popular Disney Heroes: Battle Turn Based RPG mode also on mobile. It’s unclear if there will eventually be a PC port of the game, but it would be a smart move as MMOs generally tend to do better business on PC.

This, with Avatar: Pandora’s Frontiers by Ubisoft will certainly excite all Avatar fan is eagerly awaiting the release of the sequel in December.

What do you think? Will you enter the world of Pandora via your mobile phone?

Source: GameInformer

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