Prince of Persia: The Sands Of Time is an absolute traditional, and whereas the unique—first launched in 2003—continues to be very pleasurable, the trendy remake that’s at the moment in improvement will hopefully be an enchancment. If, that’s, the factor can ever discover its manner out of improvement hell.
As we reported final 12 months, the sport—a rebuild of the unique, solely this time constructed on the Assassin’s Creed engine—was presupposed to be out in January 2021. Then it was delayed to March. Then it was delayed indefinitely, which is rarely a great signal.
Now, over a 12 months later, the most recent information popping out of the mission is that it has modified builders solely, being taken away from Ubisoft’s two Indian studios (Pune and Mumbai) and dropped within the lap of Ubisoft Montreal. Who had been the sport’s unique builders in 2003.
A assertion launched by Ubisoft earlier at this time, signed solely by the “dev crew”, says:
Hello, Prince of Persia followers!
The improvement of Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montréal, the very delivery place of the epic Sands of Time trilogy.
This determination is a crucial step and the crew, constructing upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time they should regroup on the scope of the sport to ship you the most effective expertise for this remake of an all-time traditional, when it’s prepared.
We wish to thanks all on your steady help and persistence all through the event. Rest assured, that we are going to replace you on the progress in a future replace.
The Dev Team
For a sport that was presupposed to be out in January 2021, an replace like this mentioning the phrases “when it’s prepared” with out another trace of the mission’s progress or anticipated launch shouldn’t be precisely a great omen.