Cancelled Immortals Fenyx Rising Sequel Was Reportedly An 'Ambitious' Change For Ubisoft

Last month, we learnt that Ubisoft had reportedly cancelled a sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising, much to the disappointment of many of us here at Pure Xbox HQ. In the month or so since, outlet Axios has been investigating the matter, and their new report doesn't exactly make the news of its cancellation much easier to take.

According to the report, 'Immortals 2' (or codename Oxygen as it was known) was an "ambitious game" that took heavy inspiration from Elden Ring and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker; two titles that most devs would love to be associated with.

The game's fictional islands of "New Zealand, Tahiti, Easter Island and Hawai'i" will have no doubt contributed to that Wind Waker feeling, while "tracking animals, following the wind or navigating via the position of the stars in the in-game sky" is where the team reportedly took inspiration from Elden Ring - moving away from Ubisoft-esque waypoints.

Another interesting note in the report is that developer Ubisoft Quebec was seemingly going for a more realistic visual style with this sequel, with some of those visuals viewed by Axios. Immortals Fenyx Rising was known for its quirkier style compared to your typical Ubisoft fare, so we're surprised to hear this.

Of course, this is just a report and none of the details have been confirmed by Ubisoft, so all of the info here should be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's looking like we may never see an Immortals sequel, which is a bit of a shame in our book.

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