The 2020 action-adventure recreation Immortals Fenyx Rising gained’t be getting a sequel in spite of everything. Drawing clear inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the sport appeared like the beginning of a recent new franchise for Ubisoft, a firm that’s struggled to ship new unique hits. However a sequel has now been canceled internally as Murderer’s Creed studio Ubisoft Quebec shifts assets to different tasks.
Information of the cancellation was first reported by VGC and has since been independently corroborated by Kotaku’s sources. After initially declining to touch upon “rumors and hypothesis,” Ubisoft backtracked and has now confirmed VGC’s report.
“As a part of our world technique, we’re redirecting and reallocating some artistic groups and assets inside the Quebec studio to different unannounced tasks,” a spokesperson for Ubisoft informed VGC in a press release. “The experience and applied sciences these groups developed will function an accelerator for the event of those key tasks centered on our greatest manufacturers. Now we have nothing additional to share presently.”
The primary Immortals Fenyx Rising adopted a younger mortal hero as they rallied gods and legends from Greek mythology to tackle the enormous serpentine creature Typhon. The third-person motion recreation featured numerous fight, puzzles, and open-world exploration. Whereas clearly adapting many techniques from fashionable open-world RPGs like sister-project Murderer’s Creedy Odyssey, its artwork fashion and vibrant mythological world added recent twists that gained over followers exhausted with the traditional Ubisoft map recreation.
It’s unclear why Ubisoft finally determined to shift assets away from the beforehand deliberate sequel. Ubisoft Quebec can also be main improvement on Murderer’s Creed Purple, the subsequent massive open-world entry within the stealth sequence that can happen in Japan. Earlier this 12 months, Ubisoft introduced inside plans to double down on its greatest franchises like Murderer’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy because it faces its largest quarterly monetary losses in firm historical past. In Could, Ubisoft revealed it could add one other 800 builders to the Murderer’s Creed sequence even because it cuts employees and budgets elsewhere throughout its world chain of studios.