By Jon Fingas
We hope you weren’t anticipating to play Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora earlier than the subsequent film arrives. Ubisoft and Huge Leisure have delayed the Avatar sport to 2023 or 2024. The builders pinned the setback on “ongoing constraints” affecting sport manufacturing throughout the trade. Ubisoft stated it was nonetheless “dedicated” to making a next-gen sport and noticed James Cameron’s franchise as a “multi-year alternative.”
Different tasks are going through delays and even cancellations. Axios‘ Stephen Totilo famous that Ubisoft has cancelled its battle royale brawler Ghost Recon Frontline and Splinter Cell VR. The corporate additionally dropped two unannounced video games, and has pushed again a lower-profile “premium” sport from a 2022-2023 launch window to 2023-2024.
The selections come as Ubisoft tries to show round its fortunes. Whereas it did see “higher than anticipated” gross sales from the Murderer’s Creed sequence and Rainbow Six Siege within the first quarter, its web bookings dipped 10 p.c in comparison with a 12 months earlier. Ubisoft’s enterprise isn’t booming, and the delays for video games like Frontiers of Pandora solely enhance the strain to chop prices.
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