The high-octane anthropomorphic racers of Disney Pixar's "Cars 3" are bringing their talents to the world of video game consoles this year, courtesy of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
The game will be developed and published by Avalanche Software, the same studio that produced the popular "Disney Infinity" line of games. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment acquired Avalanche Software after Disney canceled its games division last year.
"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," said Warner Bros. Interactive President David Haddad. Kyle Laughlin, Disney's Senior Vice President of Games, Apps, and Labs reaffirmed that Avalanche has "a deep understanding of the Disney-Pixar DNA, and a history of translating our stories into great gaming experiences."
John Blackburn, who came up with the idea for "Disney Infinity" will lead the development of the "Cars 3" game that runs off of the Octane development engine. Avalanche is no stranger to the world of "Cars," as it developed 2011's "Cars 2: The Video Game."
Written by Robert L. Baird and Daniel Gerson, and starring the voice talents of Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin and more, "Cars 3" arrives in theaters on June 16, 2017. The "Cars 3" video game will be released sometime in 2017.