Ubisoft's Julien Galloudec, associate director on Immortals: Fenyx Rising, has been speaking to Nintendo Everything, remarking on the development of the game and the future of the series.
Launched towards the end of last year, Ubisoft have continued to support the title with DLC and hope to turn their latest IP into a bit of a franchise.
Ubisoft 'Very Happy' With Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Taking obvious inspiration from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's one of a handful of games that launched day and date on Nintendo Switch alongside its current and next-gen counterparts. Galloudec stressed that ensuring the experience was the same regardless of where you played it, was an important part of development:
"That was a big focus – making sure that no matter the platform, the experience is the same, but tailored and tweaked to the specificities of the platform and make sure that the sense of the experience is the same. So that has been quite a challenge, but we are very happy with the results on all platforms, managing to get the best out of it.”
Immortals has already received two of three batches of planned DL. "A New God" expanded on the world and story of the core game, whilst "Myths of the Eastern Realm" added an entirely new hero, world and characters inspired by Chinese mythology.
This expansion could hint at the future direction of the series - expanding into other legends and mythologies - if Galloudec gets his way.
"Talking about the post-launch, we are right now working on the DLC and that was the beginning of ‘Okay, now we can explore other gods, we can explore other mythology.’ We can expand that universe with new characters, new locations, new stories. So right now we’re in the middle of that, making sure the game is great, making sure we have great DLC, and after that, everything in the end is up to the players, and we hope everyone will give it a try and will love it, and hope players will give us the opportunity to go further with the franchise, even if obviously it’s what we hope for.”