Warner Bros. Interactive have re-opened Avalanche Software and have re-hired much of the team, including former head John Blackburn. The studio’s first project will be creating a Cars 3 game to coincide with Pixar’s upcoming Cars 3 movie.
The studio had shut down last June while developing a new Disney Infinity game after Disney decided to get out of game development and just license their IP.
David Habbard, President of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, released the following statement..
“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 [Disney Consumer Products] to create Cars 3 based on the upcoming film and hugely popular franchise. 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.”