The upcoming first-person game from Ubisoft, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, has been delayed. The announcement of the postponement was made while Ubisoft’s FY23 Q1 earnings report was being announced. Set in the cinematic Avatar universe, the game was formally unveiled in 2021.
Ubisoft first announced the Avatar project in 2017. The game, which is in development, was expected to be released by the end of 2022. The current delay has pushed the game’s launch to 2023-24 thereby dunking an opportunity for Ubisoft to tie it up with the next Avatar movie, which is set to hit the theaters in December this year.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is now slated to release in 2023 or even 2024, with Ubisoft still committed to delivering a cutting-edge immersive experience.” The company described the project as representing a “major multi-year opportunity” and cited ongoing constraints on the broader video game industry as its reasons for delaying the title.
“While this additional development time reflects ongoing constraints on productions across the industry, we are working hard to design the most efficient working conditions to ensure both flexibilities and strong productivity for our teams. While providing the best experience for the players,” stated a release by Ubisoft.
Developed by Massive Entertainment, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is pitted as the next videogame brand. It is arguably one of Ubisoft’s most thrilling upcoming titles with enormous potential; hence, the company is leaving no stone unturned to make it epic.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) June 17, 2021
Not much information is available on the game. However, whatever little is known, the upcoming game will let players take control of a Na’vi as part of an extended adventure story that will allow them to explore the beautiful world of Pandora and face unknown threats.
Besides, the gaming major has also canceled four in-development projects. The canceled projects include Splinter Cell VR, the Ghost Recon Frontline battle royale, and two other unannounced games. According to Ubisoft, the games were canceled due to financial reasons, with little additional information provided.
Additionally, Ubisoft revealed that a more minor, unannounced “premium game” is also being delayed out of 2022 into the same vague period as Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.