According to Ubisoft, the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is still active. Simply said, it’s been resumed.
On Twitter, the designer claimed it was “quite alive,” but added that it will not be present at its Ubisoft Forward event in June. Even more evidence that the video game has been rewound to the conceptualization stage may be found by looking at the FAQ website.
That suggests that the group is being built, models are being made, and gameplay elements are being assessed, as the designer points out.
Sands of Time, Prince of Persiareleased in 2003 as a revival of the Jordan Mechner series from 1989. Its remake was announced for a date in 2020 for the year shown below, however it was delayed until 2022–2023 after that. After Ubisoft Montreal took over the creative duties from the Mumbai and Pune labs in June 2022, the video game was permanently delayed.
Pre-orders were revoked once the remake was put on an indefinite hold, and Ubisoft gave refunds to those who were negatively affected. Where applicable, refunds are still possible, as stated in the FAQ.
Beyond its remake, Sands of Time has actually been hailed as one of the all-time great video games. Two sequels, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones, as well as a live-action film adaptation starring Jake Gyllenhaal, were produced.
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Ubisoft has actually had trouble establishing itself this year. It recently reported declines in a number of financial areas, including profits and operations.
In terms of player retention, games like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla have become more popular, but the studio has only released a small number of small to medium-sized games this year. Later in the year, high-end games like Assassin’s Creed Mirage are anticipated.
Some games, like Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora or Skull & Bones, have a hazy release window of 2023–2024.
Beyond Sands of Time, Ubisoft is also launching a new version of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. The game’s director, David Grivel, left the company in October after 11 years.
Jordan Mechner, the original Prince of Persia franchise creator, published an amazing retrospective on the 1989 Prince of Persia video game’s package art and how it contributed to the game’s popularity earlier this year.
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Fear not, though; Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will still be present at the forthcoming Ubisoft Forward.
Check out this Q&A with the director of the video game and our manufacturer to learn more about the remake.