As part of its quarterly earnings report, Ubisoft has announced that it has delayed “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora”.
The open-world game title, based on James Cameron’s film franchise, was expected to arrive sometime before March next year with talk of it coming on or around the second film’s release in December.
Now though, the company confirms it won’t be until sometime in the next fiscal year, starting April 2023, that it will hit. Indications are it will likely be well into 2023 before it hits. In a statement they say:
“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.”
In addition to that delay, the publisher revealed that it has canceled four other games. One is “Splinter Cell VR” which was in development at Ubisoft’s Red Storm studio and in partnership with Meta – suggesting it was to be made available for their headsets like the Oculus Quest 2.
Also gone is the free-to-play battle royale game “Ghost Recon Frontline” in development at Ubisoft Bucharest. The game’s announcement trailer last year was met with significant backlash leading to a delay and eventual cancellation.
The two other titles were unannounced. The company has in development remakes of “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,” “Splinter Cell” and “The Settlers” along with “Beyond Good and Evil 2,” two “The Division” titles,” a “Rainbow Six” mobile title, “XDefiant,” “Rocksmith+,” an untitled “Star Wars” game and more so the two titles could be anything.
For now the company definitely has “Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope” and “Skull and Bones” on the way, and is revealing the future of the “Assassin’s Creed” franchise in September which is expected to include a smaller Baghdad-set title next year ahead of the massive multiple time period spanning live-service title “Assassin’s Creed Infinity”.
Source: Game Spot