Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora delayed until 2023 at the earliest

Brad Stephenson

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora video game on Xbox

The upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora video game has been delayed from its initial 2022 release to sometime in the 2023-2024 financial year release window which starts in April 2023.

During an Ubisoft investor Q&A, company CEO, Yves Guillemot, confirmed that while several issues were behind the game’s delay, the main reason was the ongoing pandemic which was keeping employees at home and out of the office. “Working conditions are more difficult in the industry at the moment,” Guillemot stated. “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 was first announced in back in 2017 but details weren’t fully revealed until a few years later in 2021. The game will be an open-world action-adventure title set on the world of Pandora seen in James Cameron’s Avatar movie and the upcoming sequel, Avatar: The Way of the Water and is being built on the Snowdrop engine which was originally created for The Division.

Despite all of the various images and footage showing a third-person game, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will in fact be a first-person title. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is confirmed for release on both Windows PC and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console.