Last year, Disney closed their toys-to-life game Disney Infinity, leaving many disappointed; however, it looks like Avalanche Studios will be coming back under new owner Waner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
In addition, Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President of games, apps & labs announced that the studio’s first project will be a movie tie-in game about Cars 3. Laughlin says “Disney-Pixar’s Cars is one of the world’s most beloved and recognized franchises” and is excited to be working with the team at Avalanche once again.
“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 of games, apps & labs, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media said via official announcement. “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.”
Kotaku has sources that note former CEO John Blackburn has returned alongside a “substantial chunk” of the original studio who were laid off last year. It is great news to hear that over 100 developers are back to work with their former colleagues.
At the moment, there is no talk of Warner Bros. bringing back the toys-to-life game Disney Infinity. All we know is that gamers should expect a Cars 3 video game tie-in, in the near future.