Players who buy the physical edition of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will still have to connect to the internet to install the game.
This revelation came from a Reddit user, Interesting-Squash81, who recently received the disc version of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandar for the PlayStation 5. When the gamer tried to play the title by inserting the disc, a message was displayed on their screen, stating simply the logo of the game and the release date.
It seems the developers, Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment, have put a restriction that bars people from playing the game before it officially releases.
To counter this, the reddit user Interesting-Squash81 also tried a creative approach. They changed the date and time of their PS5 console, booted the system, and tried again, but to no avail. The screen still displayed the same message.
Ubisoft has already made this point clear, as the new box art for the title includes a previously unseen message, ‘Internet required to install the game’. This message wasn’t present on the concept art and early box art designs that were visible to players during the pre-order period.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, the upcoming fantasy RPG, is based on Steven Spielberg’s commercially monumental & critically acclaimed ‘Avatar’ universe. The game is set to release for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Microsoft Windows on Dec 7, 2023.