The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, being developed by Ubisoft India has been delayed indefinitely. This comes after an initial delay from late 2020 to March 2021.
The much-anticipated remake was first announced during last September’s Ubisoft Forward showcase. While any activity of the Prince of Persia franchise is a good sign for fans, its first reveal did get a mixed reception. This was partly due to the upgraded visuals not being up to par with other current-gen games, and Ubisoft marketing it as a ‘remake’ when it looks more like a remaster.
Ultimately this is a good call, giving the developers more time to polish and deliver a well-functioning game. We’ve seen lots of games getting delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while it may anger some fans for now, it’s a far better solution compared to releasing something prematurely.
It’s a little clear that Ubisoft is clearly testing the waters with the Sands of Time remake in order to gauge interest in the franchise. After all, we have heard rumblings of a sequel/remake of the entire original trilogy before. A positive reception to The Sands of Time remake can open the doors to revitalizing the franchise, bringing new stories within the world of PoP to new audiences on the new generation of consoles.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will release on PC, PS4, Xbox One and the new PS5/Xbox Series consoles via backwards compatibility at an unknown date.