Another one bites the dust for Ubisoft. The French publisher announced the delay for its upcoming Avatar game. During an earnings call, Ubisoft management blamed the setback on the release date for the film franchise’s upcoming sequel. The game developed by Massive Entertainment is said to be released during Ubisoft’s next fiscal year. The upcoming game was first announced back in 2017. In a press release, Ubisoft says developers are “working together to create a game that will continue to expand and deepen in the Avatar universe in exciting and innovative ways along with the films.”
Not a lot of information has been leaked about the game, other than the fact that it is set in the world of Pandora. Considering the timeline of the new expected release date, the game will run on next-gen consoles and PC. The first Avatar game was released in 2009 alongside its movie counterpart, Avatar, which went on to be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. So, it’s no surprise that the pushed back release date is coinciding with the film’s upcoming sequel.
The news comes right on the heels of the delaying of Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine. The massive games were set to be released early in 2021. Far Cry 6 was the next installation in the Far Cry series. It was set to be released in February, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the game has been pushed back to the second half of 2021. Rainbow Six Quarantine is a spin-off from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. The horror video game tasks three players in stopping the spread of an alien parasite. The new release date is unknown, but will most likely be released close to the same time as Far Cry 6.
Since the game’s delay coincides with Avatar 2’s newest release date, fans of the film franchise will now have to wait until April 2022 before exploring the mysterious moon of Pandora.