The highly anticipated video game, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, was recently announced to release on December 7th. Ubisoft showcased the game during their Ubisoft Forward event and the IGNSummerOfGaming event, teasing fans with what to expect from the immersive adventure set in the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. As the release date approaches, let’s take a closer look at what we know so far.

Gameplay Mechanics

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a first-person, action-adventure game that immerses players in the world of Pandora. Ubisoft has worked hard to create a game that fits the immersive world of Avatar while also ensuring that the gameplay mechanics are entertaining. Players will follow a new Na’vi protagonist on their journey to save Pandora from human destruction. The game’s open-world design allows players to explore every area of Pandora. As we’ve seen in the trailers, the game will feature flying mounts known as Banshees, and the game’s environmental design appears stunning. Though Ubisoft has yet to divulge additional gameplay details, it’s evident that players will experience a unique and satisfying experience.

Graphics and Audio

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has been in development for several years now, and from what we’ve seen so far, it’s evident that Ubisoft has paid close attention to the graphics and sound design. The game is powered using Ubisoft’s proprietary engine, Snowdrop. The engine was first introduced in Tom Clancy’s The Division, and since then, Ubisoft has been using it in other games, including Mario + Rabbids and Starlink: Battle for Atlas.

Another impressive aspect of this game is its audio design. The game will feature an original soundtrack composed by James Horner, who composed the music for the original film. Additionally, Ubisoft’s partnership with Lightstorm Entertainment means that the game’s sound design and effects capture the essence of the Avatar universe.

Avatar Universe

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is the first new project from the Avatar franchise since the original film released in theaters over a decade ago. The game is set in the same universe as the film and takes place several years after the events of the first movie. The world of Pandora is vast and features many different kinds of flora, fauna, and civilizations, which players will explore during their journey. The game features tech and backstory elements that provide a fresh experience to the Avatar universe.

Multiplatform Release

The new Avatar game will drop simultaneously across all new-generation and old-generation consoles, Stadia, and Microsoft Windows PC. Ubisoft has stated that cross-generation play will be supported for the game. No mention has yet been made regarding cross-platform play, which is currently a trend in online video game releases. With most AAA online games being standard across F2P online platforms, it will indeed be interesting to see what Ubisoft has included!


With a release date set and the gaming world waiting impatiently, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is undoubtedly shaping up to become one of the top games of 2021. From what we’ve seen so far, the game’s immersive world, stunning graphics, and fantastic audio make up for a promising package. It’s an ideal time to be an Avatar fan, and if the game manages to capture the essence of the films’ universe, players are in for an excellent experience. For now, all we can do is wait with bated breath and keep an eye out for more updates from Ubisoft.

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