Alleged screenshots of Avatar: Frontier of Pandora have been leaked
by Danny Craig ·
Screenshots from Massive Entertainment’s upcoming first-person action-adventure game, Avatar: Frontier of Pandora (AFOP), have surfaced online ahead of its expected 2023 release.
- Twitter user @ScriptLeaksR6 has shared two images from the FPS and claims to be posting gameplay "soon." The images show the player fighting a robot with an assault rifle, while the second image shows what appears to be the protagonist, a Na'vi, riding on the back of a mountain banshee. Although the authenticity of the screenshots has not yet been confirmed, the same user has previously shared artwork and pre-order information for Assassin's Creed Mirage, as well as numerous leaks regarding Rainbow Six: Siege that have proven to be accurate, implying the leaker has a direct source at Ubisoft.
- Some fans have noticed that the game may provide a preview of what to expect from the next Far Cry game, as it features an open-world, FPS setting and the new Snowdrop engine, which is rumored to replace CryEngine in future franchise releases. Ubisoft's FPS formula for Far Cry has proven to be highly successful over the years, and with two new Far Cry titles in the works at the company, AFOP will likely feature a similar gameplay loop.
- It's unclear when we'll see an official gameplay reveal from Ubisoft and Massive, as the game is set to be released during the fiscal year 2023-24, following a delay in 2022. So far, little information about the project has been released, but we do know that the game will feature a standalone story set in a new area of Pandora not seen in the films, with the player taking on the role of a Na'vi. It will also be a current-generation exclusive, only available on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
Other Ubisoft news:
- According to reports, Assassin's Creed Red will include two playable characters: a female samurai and a male shinobi. It's unknown whether the characters will behave differently in gameplay or story, or if the developers decided to give the player a choice between two gendered protagonists.
- Guillaume Carmona, the former managing director of Beyond Good and Evil 2 developer Ubisoft Montpellier, resigned in February amid an investigation by France's Inspection du Travail. He had reportedly been absent from the studio since the start of the year, with Beyond Good and Evil 2 still stuck in development hell after more than 15 years.