The open world game Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has a release date of December 7.
James Cameron’s massive hit Avatar: The Way of the Water is well on its way to outperforming its predecessor, which currently holds the position of the highest-grossing movie in the world. Of course, other media businesses swarmed around this massive franchise in an attempt to make some money from it, and the gaming industry is no different. This brings us to Ubisoft’s open-world game Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, set in the Avatar universe, and scheduled to drop on December 7, 2023.
According to EndGadget, Ubisoft showcased Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora during the Summer Game Fest and Ubisoft Forward events, giving gamers a substantial look at its narrative and gameplay, some pre-recorded footage. We can’t say in which developmental state the game currently is with absolute certainty, but it’s entirely possible that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has entered its post-production stage.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has already faced several delays during its development. Though seemingly a quick IP cash grab in light of the second movie’s massive success, Frontiers of Pandora actually entered production in March 2017 when Massive announced the project. It was subsequently revealed that the game was scheduled to release in 2022; however, it was delayed in July, along with many Ubisoft titles, like the infamous Skull & Bones. The December 7 release date was just revealed at both Game Show and Ubisoft Forward.
The recently revealed trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, however, shows us that the game is much more than a simple cash grab, with both Massive Entertainment and Lightstorm—Cameron’s own studio—looking to elevate the game to the level of Cameron’s filmmaking. James Cameron even stated that he wanted the audience to feel as if they were really on Pandora. Fortunately, Ubisoft’s technology allows the filmmaker and respective development studios to do just that—the world of Pandora is a visual marvel, inspiring the same feelings of awe as Far Cry did in 2004.
As for the game’s narrative and gameplay, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will allow you to completely immerse yourself as one of the Na’vi. You, as the protagonist, are kidnapped by the human invaders during the events of the original 2009’s Avatar film and schooled in the ways of the human. After the Na’vi have beaten the humans, you are cryogenically frozen and woken up by accident some 15 years later, when you side with the Na’vi to fight the continued invasion of Pandora.
The reason why this is awesome is that the character gets to combine their innate Na’vi skills with what he or she had learned from the humans and turn themselves into tall, blue, mean human-killing machine. Of course, you can always bond with flora and fauna by using the appendage in your braid and exploring areas of Pandora that haven’t been shown in the films or the previous 2009’s Avatar: The Game. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is scheduled to release on December 7 on last- and current-gen Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as Amazon Luna and PC.