Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora on PS4?

Is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora only on PS5?

Even with some games still releasing on the PS4, newer ones like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora are usually only available for modern-day consoles. This decade-old hardware may still have some fight left in it for many of us who still can’t get our hands on a PS5. With Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora shaping to be a pretty demanding game, there might be some bad news for PlayStation 4 owners looking to play the game.

Will Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Be on PS4?

Unfortunately, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora will not be coming to PS4. The game will only be available to modern-day consoles such as the PS5. There aren’t any plans to port the game for previous-gen consoles.

According to the game’s Creative Director Magnus Jansén, the flying mechanics present in Frontiers of Pandora are the main reason as to why Massive Entertainment is focusing on current-gen consoles. Soaring at fast speeds above the map requires a lot of resources to properly display the highly detailed landscapes. The PlayStation 4’s limitation won’t be able to handle such a demand.

Flight isn’t the only reason why Frontiers of Pandora won’t be coming to PS4. Jansén wanted to also use more powerful hardware to improve the wildlife and enemy AI. The game’s Technical Director, Nikolay Stefanov, mentioned large creatures who peacefully graze around their surroundings. Using the Snowdrop Engine, these creatures will make an impact on the surrounding environment whenever they’re fighting or running away by destroying trees and other vegetation.

why Frontiers of Pandora won't be coming to PS4

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora is developed by Massive Entertainment who worked on The Division. They’re taking a more Far Cry approach in terms of the gameplay. You’ll be able to explore the Western Frontier continent in first person and interact with the local wildlife while fighting the RDA to free your land.

Much like its movie counterpart for its time, Frontiers of Pandora is definitely looking to take advantage of modern hardware. Its large open world would need a Solid-State Drive in order to load in assets without any immersion breaking pop-ins. Releasing Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora on the PS4 understandably isn’t the best idea given the demands of what Massive Entertainment is trying to accomplish.