According to a report by Axios, Ubisoft had been working on a game called Immortals Fenyx Rising 2, which was codenamed “Oxygen.” The game was reportedly canceled in July 2023 due to concerns about the game’s cost of production.
The canceled game was said to be a more open-world experience than the first Immortals Fenyx Rising, with players sailing between islands in a fictionalized version of the Polynesian archipelago. The game was also said to be more challenging than the first game, with a focus on combat and exploration.
The game was reportedly being developed by Ubisoft Quebec, the same studio that developed the first Immortals Fenyx Rising. The studio was also working on the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora game.
The cancellation of Immortals Fenyx Rising 2 is a blow to Ubisoft, as the first game was a critical and commercial success. The game sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and it was nominated for several awards, including Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2020.
The cancellation of the game is also a sign of the challenges facing the video game industry. The cost of developing games has been rising in recent years, and it has become increasingly difficult for publishers to make a profit on games. This has led to a number of high-profile cancellations in recent years, including Scalebound and Beyond Good & Evil 2.
It is unclear what Ubisoft will do with the Immortals Fenyx Rising IP. The studio could still release a sequel to the game, but it is also possible that the IP will be shelved for the time being.