Previously set to be released in calendar 2022, it will now arrive during the company’s fiscal year beginning in April 2023.
“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,” it said on Thursday.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – Snowdrop Tech Showcase
“We also decided to release in 2023-24 a smaller unannounced premium game, originally slated for 2022-23.
Ubisoft has reportedly delayed its next Assassin’s Creed game to the spring of 2023.
“While this additional development time is a reflection of the current ongoing constraints on productions across the industry, we are hard at work to design the most efficient working conditions to ensure both flexibility for our teams as well as strong productivity while delivering the best experiences to players.”
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first person, open-world action-adventure game for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC, Stadia and Luna. It’s in development at Massive Entertainment, the studio behind The Division franchise, in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney.
The title was originally planned to release closer to James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water, which is currently scheduled to hit cinemas on December 16, 2022.
“Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is coming on [the back of] the movie that we expect will be one of the biggest movies of the year, probably of the next few years, so we are confident that it’s going to be a big title,” Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said during the company’s last earnings call in May.
The game’s delay was announced in Ubisoft’s first quarter financial results, which were published on Thursday. Guillemot can be expected to be quizzed about the slip during the company’s latest earnings call today.