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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is next-gen console exclusive, no Xbox One or PS4 version planned

Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora Key Art Screenshot
Avatar Frontiers Of Pandora Key Art Screenshot (Image credit: Ubisoft | YouTube)

What you need to know

  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora was just officially unveiled during Ubisoft Forward at E3 2021 as a gorgeous open-world adventure game.
  • The title, being developed in collaboration between Ubisoft and Disney, has been confirmed to be exclusive to newer consoles.
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is not heading to Xbox One or PS4, and is exclusive to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PC, Stadia, and Luna.
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is still a long time from being released, and isn't expected until sometime in 2022.

Ubisoft Forward, as a part of the much larger E3 2021 conference, just wrapped up with a surprising number of trailers and announcements packed in. One of the highlights of the show was absolutely the reveal of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. While no gameplay footage was shown off in the first look trailer, we did see some gorgeous cinematics set in the Avatar universe on planet Pandora. The game is still a ways away from being released, but something interesting was confirmed in the trailer description for the game.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is a current-gen console exclusive, meaning it's only heading to Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PS5, PC, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna. Xbox One and PS4 versions are not in the works at the moment, and likely never will be.

While this alone doesn't tell us much about Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, it is interesting that it's being "developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC" by Massive Entertainment (a Ubisoft studio), Lightstorm Entertainment, and Disney.

There's still a lot we don't know about the game. We know it's an open-world action-adventure game, but gameplay, multiplayer versus singleplayer, finalized visuals, and more all remain a mystery. We'll have to wait longer to see more of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which is supposed to officially release sometime in 2022.

A game set in the Avatar universe could be very fascinating indeed, and its even more so because of its current-gen exclusivity. It's too early to tell, but Ubisoft could have another of the best Xbox games on its hands.

Zachary Boddy
Zachary Boddy

Zachary Boddy is the Minecraft Expert and a News Writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been freelancing for Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019, with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

5 Comments
  • I can pretty confidently say this game is probably going to play and feel very similar to Horizon: Zero Dawn. Only with flying bird mounts.
  • Also, I hope I will be able to climb everything just like in AC games. But it's a pity it has only first-person view.
  • Why is this a thing, is a new film coming out?
  • Apparently. In fact there were multiple sequels announced before the first film even released.
  • Yes! Sequel production expected to start in Q4 '20.