Ubisoft has announced a shift in development for the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Development, up to this point, was led by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai. On Twitter, Ubisoft announced that going forward, Ubisoft Montréal will be taking over as developer. Ubisoft Montréal was the original developer behind the Prince of Persia Trilogy consisting of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
An update on the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake pic.twitter.com/8xQpqyPSwQ
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Ubisoft said that “this decision is an important step and the team, building upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time they need to regroup on the scope of the game to deliver you the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic, when it’s ready.”
Following the game’s announcement in 2020 during a Ubisoft Forward, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has been delayed multiple times. First, the release date shifted to March 2021. Then it was delayed indefinitely. Afterward, the game was delayed to 2022.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is a full-scale remake with new character models, new cinematic sequences, and enhanced voices, sounds, parkour animations, and a new soundtrack. Alongside the graphical updates to the game, the devs wanted to enhance the gameplay with adjustments to the camera and combat such as the addition of a targeting system that “enhanced the velocity of the prince and his abilities to do amazing performance and amazing moves,” according to Game Director Pierre-Sylvain Gires. Following the initial reveal and announcement, there was criticism for how the game looked in general. The devs said that the delay will help the team make the best game possible.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake still has no release date but Ubisoft said today that the game will be released “when it’s ready.”