Rumours suggest that Ubisoft’s somewhat under-the-radar game (and it’s not the only one…) may come before Avatar: The Way of Water.
Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s game is a huge question mark. Such is the case with Skull & Bones, which we wrote about the other day and when it’s supposed to be released. But if the rumours are true (which include God of War: Ragnarok, but we’ll be covering that separately later today), then it’s safe to say that the end of the year is going to be a busy one with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora joining the fray, even though we’ve heard nothing official essentially since last summer (the last time we heard anything about it was that it would be PlayStation 5 exclusive content, which we also reported on).
Tom Henderson wrote on Twitter that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is coming in the end-of-year game rush. He has a new Need For Speed instalment coming on November 4 (which we wrote about in more detail yesterday), and he’s tipping an Avatar release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC for the 18th. He also thinks there will be a AAA title hitting gamers on the 11th.
If the game comes out on November 18, it will arrive before James Cameron’s film: Avatar: The Way of Water will be in cinemas in December, and the French publisher is looking to cash in on the hype with this early release. The game will be powered by the revamped Snowdrop Engine (previously used by Massive Entertainment in The Division games, but now with a next-gen update coming, you should expect unprecedented levels of visuals). It will feature a new standalone storyline, in which you’ll control a Na’vi across the Western Front, a part of Pandora never seen before, but with the forces of the RDA to contend with.
It’s not official yet, but Ubisoft should be talking about this game soon. Maybe it’s time for a Ubisoft Forward broadcast because if you include the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake, there are three big games for the publisher to talk about…