Ubisoft has delayed the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game. The game was reportedly set to launch by the end of 2022 with a rumoured release date of 8 November. However, the company says that it will no longer release during its 2022 – 2023 financial year which ends in March 2023.
The delay is sad news indeed. The rumoured release date for November this year would have aligned with the upcoming James Cameron movie, Avatar: The Way of Water making it a substantial year for the Avatar series which has been missing in action since 2009.
During its quarterly earnings update, where Ubisoft announced the cancellation of Ghost Recon Frontline, the company says it plans to release Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora later, sometime in “2023-2024”. This most likely means that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will fall into Ubisoft’s next financial year which runs from April 2023 to March 2024. You can expect the game anytime between that.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is an upcoming first-person action adventure. It is set on Pandora’s Western Frontier which is described as a never-before-seen region on the alien planet. Players will explore a so-called “living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and characters as they help push back the formidable RDA forces that threaten it”. The game was announced as a PS5, Xbox Series X and PC release only.
If anything, this new Ubisoft Avatar game sounds exciting. It is being built on the Snowdrop Engine and handled by Ubisoft Massive, the studio behind Tom Clancy’s The Division series. Sadly, we don’t know when the game will arrive now. If the game was originally meant to release in November, this delay might be a sign of concern regarding the game’s development. Especially since it has now been pushed all the way past March 2023.