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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Game Information
Developer Massive Entertainment
Publisher Ubisoft
Engine Snowdrop
Platform Windows PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Released 2022[1]
Genre First-person action adventure / open world[2]
Rating ESRB Rating Pending, PEGI 16+
Media type Video game

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora (previously announced as the Avatar Project)[3] is an upcoming AAA video game for PC and consoles in development for the Avatar franchise. The lead developer of the game is Ubisoft's Massive Entertainment studio, collaborating with Lightstorm Entertainment and Fox Interactive.[4]

Plot[]

Not much is known about the plot at present, but like the Wii/PSP and Nintendo DS games, focuses on a Na'vi lead character confronting Resources Development Administration encroachment. The story is a new, standalone installment featuring new characters. The game is set in the Western Frontier.[2]

The game was not announced as a direct sequel to Ubisoft's James Cameron's Avatar: The Game or a direct movie tie-in game, but will expand on the Avatar universe in new and exciting ways alongside the upcoming sequel films.[5]

Development[]

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Massive, Lightstorm and Fox Interactive team up for a game based on Avatar universe -US-

Announcement video for the Avatar Project game

Massive Entertainment AB, a Ubisoft owned studio since 2008, is best known for their work on the open world shooter game Tom Clancy's The Division. Their proprietary game engine, Snowdrop, used for The Division, allows for the creation of realistic game environments with huge amounts of detail, dynamic global illumination lighting, and real-time destruction effects.[5]

After seeing a prototype run in Snowdrop, James Cameron and Lightstorm agreed to the game partnership. The announcement of the game, then known as the Avatar Project, was coordinated during the 2017 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, California to help attract top talent to the Avatar Project development team.[6] Ubisoft later clarified that Massive's Avatar Project development team was a dedicated team separate from Massive's development team for The Division.[7] On August 8th, 2017, Massive announced Ubisoft Stockholm as a collaborator on the Avatar Project.[8] On Ubisoft's official website for the game, Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Shanghai were listed as devs alongside Massive Entertainment.[2]

Gameplay[]

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Avatar- Frontiers of Pandora™- First Look Trailer - -UbiForward - Ubisoft -NA-

First look trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora from the Ubisoft Forward presentation at E3 2021

The game will be a first person action adventure, open world game featuring "a living and reactive world".[2] Massive developers are interested in creating an immersive version of Pandora where players can "live an alternate life on the moon".[9] Job listings on Massive's website indicate online elements will be in the game.[10][11]

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