Ubisoft closed its Ubisoft Forward E3 2021 showcase with a first look at its Avatar title, which now has an official name. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is based on James Cameron’s film franchise, and built on Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine. The game is expected to release sometime in 2022.
Frontiers is a first-person action-adventure game and Ubisoft is collaborating with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney on development. It’s a standalone story that puts you in the role of Na’vi and sends you on an adventure across the Western Frontier, a “never-before-seen” section of Pandora.
Details about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora are scarce, but Ubisoft has stated that the game will feature “a living and reactive world inhabited by unique creatures and new characters.” The goal of your journey is to rid the planet of the militaristic RDA forces.
Ubisoft did say that Frontiers of Pandora is developed “exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC.” The company previously announced that the avatar game is being developed by its Massive studio, the same one currently working on an open-world Star Wars game. Managing director at Massive, David Polfeldt, said the studio is big enough to work on both games simultaneously.
“We are always looking to collaborate with fellow creators to bring players memorable experiences and immerse them in incredible worlds, as shown by the amazing collaborations we have with Lightstorm, Lucasfilm, and Disney. Together, we are focused on projects that push the boundaries of open-worlds and player immersion to the limit, and that direction suits the rich universes of Avatar and Star Wars extremely well.”