Delays to Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora mean earliest release will be April 2023

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If you are a huge fan of James Cameron’s Avatar, then 2022 was supposed to be a big year. Not only is the movie sequel coming out, there is also a mobile title alongside an AAA open-world game set to make a debut. Unfortunately, the latter will take more time, as Ubisoft has announced a delay for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora in its latest earnings report.

Players who were looking forward to a first-person adventure in the fantastical lands of Pandora will have to wait until Ubisoft’s 2023-24 financial year to play the game. That means the earliest it will release will be in April next year, with no set date shared just yet.

All things considered, we have not seen much of the game at all since its announcement back in 2017, which was followed by a reveal in 2021. The project is being led by Massive Entertainment, who are the folks behind The Division and the upcoming mobile spinoff, The Division Resurgence.

“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,” said Ubisoft.

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Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot added that the game had been delayed “due to the fact that working conditions are more difficult in the industry at the moment, where people can’t come to the office as often. That’s had an impact, and it was the biggest impact.”

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is not the only Ubisoft game that has been affected by delays. A “smaller unannounced premium game” has also suffered the same fate, and it is supposedly referring to Project Rift, an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla DLC turned standalone experience.

We will just have to see what happens next for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Ubisoft in the coming months.

This article was first published in Geek Culture.