If you ever need a good example of an underappreciated game, Immortals Fenyx Rising might be it! Launching back at the start of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S generation, Ubisoft’s open world adventure didn’t get a whole lot of fanfare when it arrived, but it eventually ended up becoming a low-key hit on Xbox Game Pass.
Unfortunately, it sounds like we won’t be getting a sequel — at least not anytime soon — as VGC is reporting that a follow-up game was in development and then cancelled earlier this month at Ubisoft Quebec.
According to VGC’s sources, the reason for the cancellation was due to “perceived challenges around establishing the IP”, with the outlet also noting that although the game found a “modest audience”, a lot of sales came via discounting.
Nevertheless, the news comes as a disappointment, especially considering Pure Xbox members voted Immortals Fenyx Rising as the best Xbox Game Pass addition of August 2022 – and therefore one of the best of the entire year.
If you haven’t played it yet, we highly recommend doing so – it’s also part of Xbox Cloud Gaming!