Ubisoft has today delayed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to its next fiscal year, meaning it will miss the tie-in with 2022's Avatar: The Way of Water movie. The game was originally slated to launch at the end of this year, but this big pushback means it could now release as late as April 2024 in accordance with the fiscal year. Does the French team have another Beyond Good & Evil 2 on its hands?
In a statement, it's explained extra development time is needed due to "ongoing constraints on productions across the industry". However, Ubisoft sees the game as the start of a "major multi-year opportunity" as it "takes full advantage of next-gen technology". In fairness, the publisher can simply line up the PS5 title with one of the many other Avatar movies in production.
The game hasn't been shown whatsoever since its E3 2021 reveal, but it was presumed Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora would feature in a Ubisoft Forward livestream set for September. While it could still put in an appearance, it likely won't be of much substance considering how far out the game could be now. The only other key detail we know of is that Sony might have marketing rights to the title. Come back in a year and you might catch an advert on TV with a PS5 at the end.
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