Ubisoft has reportedly abandoned plans for a sequel to its 2020 mythological adventure game Immortals Fenyx Rising as the company shifts its focus towards its major franchises. According to sources familiar with the matter who spoke to Video Games Chronicle, Ubisoft Quebec was in early development of the follow-up game, but the project was ultimately scrapped this month due to perceived challenges in establishing the IP.
The original Immortals game, developed by Ubisoft Quebec, received generally favorable reviews. (Back in 2020, GameSpot gave the game a 7/10.) Ubisoft had hoped to transform it into a franchise and explore different mythologies beyond Greece in future installments, such as Hawaiian Polynesian myths. The first game followed players on a quest to save the Greek gods and later introduced a DLC that delved into Chinese mythology with a new hero, martial artist Ku.
However, doubts surrounding future plans for Immortals arose when Ubisoft decided to shift its attention to its most prominent brands. Earlier this year, the company announced its intention to cancel three unannounced games, alongside a strategic shift towards strengthening its focus on major IPs and live services, following lower-than-expected software sales during the holiday season.
When VGC approached for comment, a Ubisoft spokesperson declined to address the rumors and speculation surrounding the cancellation.
While Immortals: Fenyx Rising did find a modest (though loyal) audience, its sales were significantly lower in Europe compared to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla during a similar timeframe. Given Ubisoft’s stated strategy and the game’s sales performance, the decision to discontinue the series may not come as a surprise.