Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora now releasing after new film, scheduled for 2023 or 2024

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A Ubisoft fiscal report has revealed that the corporate is delaying its open-world journey game set inside James Cameron’s Avatar universe, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. Initially scheduled to launch earlier than the top of 2022, it’s been pushed again to the subsequent fiscal yr, that means it’ll launch both in 2023 or 2024.

This additionally means it’ll miss its likelihood to make the most of the discharge of the subsequent film, Avatar: The Way of Water, which can arrive in cinemas on December 19. Although Frontiers of Pandora is just not primarily based on the film and is a standalone story, December would’ve been the optimum time for the game to launch because it and the film would be capable of promote one another, doubtlessly bettering gross sales.

The report, which was shared by GlobeNewswire, doesn’t present a correct clarification for why it’s being delayed. All Ubisoft has stated is “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.” Considering we haven’t seen something of the game since its E3 2021 announcement, it’s potential that it merely wants extra growth time and isn’t prepared for a 2022 launch.

This isn’t the one Ubisoft delay both. The report reveals that the corporate has one other, albeit smaller, premium game in growth that it wished to launch this yr. What this game is precisely is a thriller however it can now launch within the 2023/2024 fiscal yr as nicely.

The remainder of Ubisoft’s 2022 launch schedule seems to be unaffected. Both Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope and Skull and Bones are nonetheless deliberate for respective October and November launches. There’s additionally a reminder that Ubisoft will announce its subsequent Assassin’s Creed game in September, most definitely on the Ubisoft Forward presentation taking place that month.

In case you’re questioning, the report makes no point out of Beyond Good & Evil 2, which has been MIA for a really very long time however was stated to nonetheless be in pre-production earlier this yr.