Work has begun on the Immortals sequel: Fenyx Rising, and according to a recent industry rumor, they have already decided which mythology the series will visit next.
When Immortals Fenyx Rising was released, many gamers were impressed with the open-world title, which strongly resembled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While there were indeed similarities between the games, many who picked up Immortals Fenyx Rising found the Greek mythology-inspired game to be more than a clone, with many elements that made it worth playing. Enough people took advantage of this realization and bought the game that Ubisoft has reportedly started working on a sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising.
Earlier this year, reports were that a sequel to the open-world title was potentially in the works. Fans immediately started speculating about what this sequel might look like. Given that the first Immortals Fenyx Rising title dealt with Greek mythology, it seemed like a new game might deviate from that and look towards a new location. Now it seems that the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel will focus on Polynesian mythology and depart greatly from the foundations of the first game.
This rumor comes from industry insider and gaming journalist Jeff Grubb, who mentioned this change on the Game Mess Decides podcast. Finally, Grubb indicated that the sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising is not a true sequel and acts more like a spin-off of the first game. The Immortals title is also said to be dropped, and the game’s “production” name will be Oxygen You’re a Hero, but it’s not known if that’s just a development name or if it’s intended to be the actual title. Like Ubisoft’s other recent games, such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla, the game will feature a male or female protagonist.
Grubb also says the location will focus on Hawaiian and Polynesian mythology. Although many of the new features sound like they will be very different from the first game, there will be some similarities between Immortals Fenyx Rising and its sequel or spin-off. For example, there will still be a divine narrator, and the visual style is reportedly the same. Ultimately, many of these differences are reportedly meant to distance the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel from Breath of the Wild.
While that’s suddenly quite a lot of information about the Immortal Fenyx Rising sequel, fans shouldn’t get too excited about the game’s release just yet. According to Grubb, the game is in very early stages of development, with a very vague release date of 2025. It looks like this new game will need a lot of work, especially considering the departure of Polynesian mythology from both the main Immortals Fenyx Rising game and the DLC, which hinted at a future Chinese mythological setting.
By the way, Immortals Fenyx Rising was released for PC, previous generation consoles, Switch and Stadia, but if we take the year 2025, there is a chance that the platforms will already change significantly.