Ubisoft’s Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game has been delayed until at least next year, with a new financial report giving it a 2023-2024 window. This means it will now miss the release date of the second Avatar movie which is set to hit cinemas in December of this year. Ubisoft had previously given the game a release date in 2022.
I’d like to tell you about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora but Ubisoft have not release any details about the game. There’s been a load of technical waffle about the Snowdrop engine, Senior Technical Artist, said that “using the micro-detail system, we can propagate thousands of assets in one frame. This allows us to have a lot more highly details environments for Pandora.”
Lovely. How about some gameplay?
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was announced back at E3 2021, in which Ubisoft revealed that the title will be a first person action-adventure game. They also gave us a little bit about the story that they will tell.
In this new, standalone story, play as a Na’vi and embark on a journey across the Western Frontier, a never-before-seen part of Pandora. Explore a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters, and push back the formidable RDA forces that threaten it.
The game is in development at The Division creators Ubisoft Massive, the project having been announced all the way back in 2017. It’s not actually the first Avatar game made by Ubisoft, which was a very rubbish tie in to the original movie all the way back in 2009, but we hope that this effort will be much better. Then again, you do have to wonder how Ubisoft Massive are juggling so many plates. In addition to still leading development on The Division, they are also getting to work on a Star Wars game, after Disney decided that they’d had enough of only having a single game company making titles from their golden goose.