Hot on the heels of Avatar: The Way of Water, Ubisoft is reportedly preparing to start making Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora available for pre-orders soon.
@ScriptLeaksR6 discovered details about an imminent pre-order announcement for the Avatar game by sleuthing around the Ubisoft Store backend.
According to the leaked information, Ubisoft will throw in a "The child of the worlds pack" as a pre-order bonus, which comes with a weapon skin and a character cosmetic set.
Unfortunately, the pre-order date wasn't included in the leak. But, the fact that it's on the Ubisoft Store suggests that it's only a few winks away.
AFOP preorder soon pic.twitter.com/bTusXFKs9U
— Script (@ScriptLeaksR6) March 22, 2023
Ubisoft is one of the companies confirmed for E3 later this year, and it's believed that Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is part of the company's release slate for the current fiscal year.
All signs definitely point towards it, this but this is Ubisoft we're talking about. The French publisher hasn't had the best reputation with its releases lately outside of Assassin's Creed. Case in point, Skull & Bones is still ways away from making its maiden voyage following several delays.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora wasn't spared from the company's tumultuous release schedule after it was also delayed from its original release date last year.
If nothing else, Ubisoft might feel emboldened seeing the success of Avatar: The Way of Water. Since Avatar 3 isn't coming until next year, Ubisoft might think it can tap into the theoretical market for a video game spin-off of the James Cameron multi-billion-dollar cinematic franchise.
It's certainly not the worst hypothesis, especially if the game wows with its expected gameplay reveal trailer preceding the pre-orders going live.
In other news, Ubisoft is confident that its use of its in-house Ghostwriter AI will help it produce better games.