With Avatar: The Way of Water seemingly poised to break all manner of records after its theatrical release on December 16, 2022, attention is swiftly turning to Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, an impressively ambitious video game adaptation of the franchise developed and published by Ubisoft that looks set to thrust players into its titular alien world.
Be sure to keep this guide in your favourites as we go through everything you need to know about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora including the release date, platforms, gameplay details, story details, latest trailer and more.
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Release Date, Platforms – When And Where Can I Play It?
The Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora release date has not been announced as of this writing, but a mid to late 2023 release would seem like a good bet at this stage. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will be receiving a full release on PC via the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store, as well as PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Amazon Luna platforms. As of this writing, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is currently not slated to release on Nintendo Switch or the last generation PS4 and Xbox One console platforms.
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora – What’s It All About?
A frankly gargantuan project that is a joint creative venture between Disney, Lightstorm Entertainment, The Division developer Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Shanghai, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person perspective, open world adventure that puts players in full control of a Na’vi warrior as they explore the previously unseen expanse of Western Pandora and attempt to beat back the aggressive RDA legions.
With sky high production values and a focus on epic open world adventure, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a world away from James Cameron’s Avatar The Game, Ubisoft’s previously risible attempt at re-creating the extremely popular movie franchise in video game form. The involvement of Massive Entertainment as the primary developer is much more than it seems too, as the Swedish studio will bring the latest iteration of its Snowdrop Engine (currently used in The Division games) to bear in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.
Will Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Follow The Events Of The Films?
Though Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora takes place in the same world as the multi-billion dollar grossing movies, the story that it will tell will be entirely new and while players can expect similar themes and worldly elements to be touched upon, they should also expect all new characters, creatures and events to be introduced as well. After all, none of the Avatar movies to date have depicted the setting of the Western Frontier and so Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has a lot of fertile ground to work with when it comes to crafting a fresh and all-new narrative set within the parameters of the Avatar universe.
This Is Why Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Will Only Release On Current Generation Hardware
From a new micro-detail system that allows an obscene level of fidelity, through to cutting edge shaders, real-time ray tracing and dynamic weather, it’s easy to see why Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora targets current generation consoles and high end PC specifications. Much more than just a bunch of visual wizardry for the sake of it, the latest iteration of the Snowdrop Engine also allows Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to render stunning bioluminescent scenes where the Pandoran forests and wilderness explode into life during the twilight hours with a range of vibrant lighting and shadow effects that could only be made possible by ray tracing technology.
Additionally, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora also boasts extremely long draw distances and a special volumetric fog system that provides the sort of endless horizon and deep valleys that one would expect when soaring through the sky on the back of a Banshee (more on that in a bit). Quite simply for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora to be even remotely playable on the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch consoles, so many technical cutbacks would need to be made that it would essentially render the game unrecognisable.
Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Gameplay – How Does It Play?
A first-person, open world adventure, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has players taking on the role of a Na’vi warrior as they navigate the environment, speaking to NPCs, taking on quests and more broadly pushing back the encroaching RDA forces as they greedily seek to extract the precious ore, unobtanium, from the soil of Pandora at any cost. Embracing a heady mix of ranged and melee combat, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora also allows players to soar across the expanse of Western Pandora atop a fearsome Banshee, swooping down through the valleys and striking out at both ground and airbourne foes. When you’re not smashing up the grunts of the RDA and their various high-tech machines, you’ll be spending your time exploring the frontier of Western Pandora, uncovering mysterious new flora and fauna, as well as the deeply held secrets of the Na’vi race and the planet itself.
How Events And The Time Of Day Provide A Dynamic Experience
Much more than some identikit open world adventure, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora integrates a number of neat features to keep the experience both dynamic and interesting at the same time. With a world brimming with so much life and purpose as Pandora, it should perhaps come as little surprise that the various NPCs and other denizens of the Western Frontier will react to you differently based on the state of the world as a result of your actions, overall player progression and even the time of day, with some quest lines, NPCs and creatures only manifesting when the sun sets. Certainly then with such features embedded in its design, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora would seem to be closer to the likes of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim than the typical open world efforts that we would often come to expect.
Where Can I Watch The Latest Trailer For Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora?
As of this writing, the latest trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a special behind the scenes video that zeroes in on the impressive Snowdrop technology that serves as the technical bedrock for the game. You can watch the latest trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora above.