Next AVATAR Game Will Possibly Be Released Alongside James Cameron's Long-Delayed Sequel
During last week's conference call, Ubisoft confirmed that the new game based on Avatar will now hit stores in their fiscal year 2022-2023 — at some point between the beginning of April 2022 and end of March 2023.
With James Cameron's long-delayed sequel to one of the highest-grossing movies of all time releasing on December 16, 2022, it's possible that Ubisoft is actually planning to take advantage of said release window.
Avatar is being co-developed by Ubisoft Massive — the creators of the Tom Clancy's The Division series — and Ubisoft Düsseldorf, and built with the Swedish studio's Snowdrop Engine (the universal tool used to power Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, and Starlink: Battle for Atlas).
Unfortunately, that's basically everything we know about the long-awaited adaptation — which was officially announced by the French publisher and FoxNext Games back in February 2017 — at the time of this writing.
It's probably worth remembering that the award-winning World in Conflict studio's next major project won't even be the first video game set in the Avatar universe Ubisoft has had the chance to produce. Back in 2009, the company released Ubisoft Montreal's James Cameron's Avatar: The Game, a third-person shooter/slasher hybrid that became a major sales hit — despite generally mixed reviews — thanks to the film's popularity.
Considering that the Avatar project won't be arriving anytime soon, chances are that it will actually be a full-blown next-gen project that will be available only on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC and streaming platforms.