Back in May, we brought you the news that the House of Mouse had pulled the plug on its Disney Infinity series, resulting in the subsequent closure of Avalanche Software. Close to 300 employees were laid off, and the decision brought an end to Disney’s spell in non-mobile video game development.
Fast forward to 2017 and Warner Bros. has stepped in to revive Avalanche — not to be confused with Just Cause dev Avalanche Studios — with the first order of business being a licensed Cars video game to conicide with the arrival of Brian Fee’s Cars 3 this summer.
Per Game Informer:
“The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers,” said Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment president David Haddad. “We are excited for this Cars 3 game as well as all of the future games the team will create under John’s leadership.”
This isn’t Avalanche’s first rodeo with the Cars franchise, given it fostered development on the Cars 2 video game almost six years ago. Neither Avalanche nor Warner disclosed any further details regarding this new venture, but we’ll keep you posted as this one develops.