The game formerly known as Gods & Monsters points to this bug as its direct inspiration.
Ubisoft is a company that has a certain fame around los bugs of their games. Sometimes they are annoying, sometimes they are funny, and sometimes … Well, they are the origin of a completely new game. This is the case with Immortals Fenyx Rising, the game formerly known as Gods and Monsters, whose creative director explains that the inspiration came from a bug in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
In an interview for IGN, the person responsible for the game, Scott Phillips, tells this curious anecdote about the creation of Immortals Fenyx Rising. Apparently, the developer was playing the latest installment in the Assassin’s Creed saga when he ran into a bug that changed his ship’s human crew to Cyclops. And that particular image created in his head the idea of a game like Gods & Monsters based on Greek mythology, with greater emphasis on a fantasy world versus the historical re-enactment of the other saga.
“For me, the first memory I have of what would end up becoming Immortals Fenyx Rising is of a bug in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey where you would be browsing on your ship, but instead of your human crew, you were with some cyclops as crew. It was one of those moments where you were like, ‘Oh wow. Yeah that would be pretty cool make a complete game that focuses on this mythology‘”, explica Phillips.
Or, put another way, if it weren’t for an Assassin’s Creed Odyssey bug, this year we wouldn’t have an Immortals Fenyx Rising. Beyond the anecdotes, we remind you that Ubisoft’s Greek adventure will hit stores next December 3, and that recently the gameplay of the title was shown with a video gameplay as part of the Ubisoft Forward event in September. In 3DJuegos we have already tested it, and we tell you what we think about our impressions of Immortals Fenyx Rising.
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