Ubisoft’s Avatar game, Frontiers of Pandora, is not going to release as planned. The company announced yesterday during a earnings briefing that the new game is now arriving in the next fiscal year. Ubisoft delayed a second, unnamed game as well.
Frontiers of Pandora is being developed by Massive, the same team behind The Division. Of course, Massive is also currently working on an open-world Star Wars title.
“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,” the publisher remarked of the delay.
The “smaller unannounced premium” game was also delayed to company’s next fiscal year.
Ubisoft’s FY 2023–2024 starts April 1, 2023 and ends June 30th, 2024. These games could be released within this timeframe. This doesn’t include any possible delays they could face in the future.
Ubisoft stated the delays were due to “ongoing constraints” throughout the video game industry.
While this additional development time is a reflection of the current ongoing constraints on productions across the industry, we are hard at work to design the most efficient working conditions to ensure both flexibility for our teams as well as strong productivity while delivering the best experiences to players,” Ubisoft said.