Work may have begun on a sequel to Immortals: Fenyx Rising, with the decision being made on which mythology the series will visit next.
When Immortals Fenyx Rising first released, a lot of gamers looked at the open-world title and compared it heavily to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While the games did have similarities, many who picked up Immortals Fenyx Rising found that the Greek mythology-inspired game was more than just a clone, and had a lot of elements that made it worth playing. Enough people had this realization and bought the game to the point that Ubisoft allegedly began working on a sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising.
Reports came in earlier this year that a sequel to the open-world title was potentially in the works. Immediately, fans began speculating on what this sequel could look like. Considering the first Immortals Fenyx Rising title dealt with Greek mythology, it seemed to make sense that a new game could depart from that and look towards a new setting. Now, it appears that the sequel to Immortals Fenyx Rising will be heading for a Polynesian mythology focus, departing from much of the foundations set by the first game.
This rumour comes from industry insider and games journalist Jeff Grubb, who mentioned this change in his Game Mess Decides podcast. Ultimately, Grubb indicated that the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel is not a proper sequel and acts more as a spin-off to the first game. Allegedly as well, the Immortals title will be ditched, and the “production” name of the game is Oxygen You’re a Hero, but it’s unknown if this is just a development name or intended to be the actual title. Like other recent Ubisoft games such as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Valhalla, the game will feature a choice of a male or female protagonist.
Also, Grubb goes on to say that the setting will feature a focus on Hawaiian and Polynesian mythology. While a lot of these new features sound like they will depart heavily from the first game, there will be some similarities between Immortals Fenyx Rising and its sequel or spin-off. There will still be a god narrator, for example and the visual style is reportedly the same. Ultimately, a lot of these differences are reportedly being made so that the Immortals Fenyx Rising sequel can distance itself from Breath of the Wild.
While this does seem like a lot of news on an Immortal Fenyx Rising sequel, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for the game. Grubb says that the game is in very early pre-production with a very loose release date of 2025. It seems like this new game will require a lot of work to be done on it, especially considering the departure Polynesian mythology marks from both the main game of Immortals Fenyx Rising and its DLC, which hinted at a future Chinese mythology setting.
Immortals Fenyx Rising is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.