Flashback to 2021. The troubled Ubisoft, along with developer Massive Entertainment, announces Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. An open-world first-person action adventure, the title is based on James Cameron’s film series, which has an entry coming out this year. Fans looking to play the game alongside the movie, however, are in for some bad news. An Ubisoft sales report confirmed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was hit with a delay, and it will now release in 2023 or 2024.
CRWE World published the details. Ubisoft mentioned this tidbit about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora alongside the delay, “We are committed to delivering a cutting-edge immersive experience that takes full advantage of next-gen technology, as this amazing global entertainment brand represents a major multi-year opportunity for Ubisoft.” A multi-year deal? It sounds like the gaming company has other Avatar games in the pipeline, or at least substantial DLC. Maybe it will release one game to coincide with each of the four planned movie sequels.
Ubisoft additionally stated a smaller, unannounced premium game for 2023-2024, originally slated for 2022-2023, is also in development. What could it be? A Driver sequel? Perhaps a new Rayman title after all of these years? These would actually make gamers angry, since “smaller” implies a mobile game. I wouldn’t be surprised, honestly.
When it launches, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will come to Amazon Luna, Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X | S. In the meantime, Ubisoft had plenty more bad news to share today.