Disney-Pixar's Cars 3 doesn't race into theaters until this summer, but Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has been given the green flag to develop a new video game based on the auto-centric animated feature franchise.
The division will create and publish this new title to coincide with the June theatrical release of Cars 3 and will partner with Avalanche Software, now a subsidiary of Warner's under the veteran guidance of John Blackburn after its 2016 shutdown at Disney. Avalanche was previously involved in designing games for several other Disney properties, including Toy Story 2, Cars 2 and Disney Infinity.
One cool detail is news that the creative team will utilize the advanced Octane engine technology to generate its stunning speed graphics.
Here's the official press release from David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
"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. The Avalanche talent and technology are a great addition to our group of outstanding developers, and we are excited for this game as well as all of the future games the team will create under John's leadership."
No word yet on the Cars 3 game plot, but it will most likely involve fluttering checkered flags, plenty of tire-smokin' puns and seat-of-your-flameproof-pants racing action.
We'll keep you posted when the first teasers and synopsis pull up to the starting line. Until then, watch the latest teaser for the Cars 3 feature to satiate your CGI driving desires.
(Via Coming Soon)