Ubisoft's Avatar game has had screenshots of its gameplay leaked from a known Ubisoft leaker, giving us a first look at how Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will play.
It has been six years since Massive Entertainment– the folks behind The Division announced they would be developing a game based around the planet of Pandora. While initially, the plan was to have the game out by 2022 in conjunction with the December 2022 release of Avatar: The Way of Water movie, Ubisoft announced at an earnings call last July that the game is now expected between 2023 and 2024. Without any information besides a CG trailer and developer interviews, how Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora would play wasn't clear.
Twitter user @ScriptLeaksR6 has had a pattern of leaking Ubisoft information for several years. The user now leaked a gameplay screenshot that paints a very familiar-looking gameplay archetype.
Many weren't sure what to expect out of a AAA Avatar game, but most might not have necessarily guessed "Titanfall with blue alien creatures" was their first guess. Though in hindsight, it might make sense given the original trailer showing some brief mock first-person gameplay for a few seconds. The mech suit in the image is an A.M.P. suit that the humans fighting that Na'vi used in the movies. Perhaps the Na'vi will be able to also hijack the AMP suit, ala Titanfall, and control it for themselves?
Some are criticizing the screenshot due to the fact that Na'vi adults in the movies are generally taller than depicted in this screenshot, and should be able to see the middle of the cockpit window a bit more clearly.
In addition to gameplay, this comically dolled-up image of Avatar Frontiers of Pandora from @ScriptLeaksR6 seems to be taken from a cutscene that depicts a potential way of navigating Pandora using what might be a green and brown Mountain Banshee surrounded by tall blue creatures trotting in a river.
Other leaked media included the preorder mentioning a "Child of Two Worlds" pack that seems to include a character cosmetic set and matching weapon skin. At least one of the two skins in this set will be visible for the controlling player to see in first-person.
The last time we saw Avatar Frontiers of Pandora was from a heavily CG trailer, which does try to depict some first-person gameplay. Though the concept trailer showed combat while flying and taking down military helicopters with just a bow and arrow– not guns.
Avatar Frontiers of Pandora will most likely be a major focus of Ubisoft's Ubisoft Forward digital stream event that was announced earlier today, instead of attending E3. Though we might get some video of gameplay leaked soon from @ScriptLeaksR6.
As previously stated, we should expect this Avatar game by 2024 at the latest. According to the official website, the game is expected to release on PC, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and the Amazon Luna streaming service.