The pandemic has not been kind to the latest instalment in the Prince of Persia franchise. Ubisoft has publicly announced another delay to the Prince of Persia- Sands of Time Remake. In a statement on twitter, The developer team stated the following:
“As you might have already read, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will not be in Ubisoft Forward. We are making great progress for our game to release next year, but we are not ready to share any additional information just yet. We will share an update as soon as we are ready.”
The game was first announced in September 2020, the game was delayed for the first time to March 2021. Before reaching that deadline, the game was announced as delayed indefinitely in February 2021.
The Sands of Time remake will be the first game in the dormant Prince of Persia franchise since the original game of the same name, Prince Of Persia- Sands of Time, which released in 2010.
Ubisoft Forward is the Ubisoft block of the Electronics and Entertainment Expo, widely known as E3. Ubisoft has promised tons of new releases and news relating to their various properties, including, but not limited to Rainbow Six, For Honor, Brawlhalla, and Watch Dogs- Legion.
Perhaps this delay of the latest Prince of Persia was to be expected after the reveal trailer received a lot of negative attention, when it was first revealed in the 2020 Ubisoft Forward. Its various complaints ranged from the game looking unfinished, to the graphics looking primitive for the generation.
Perhaps that reaction gave the developers a much-needed sign that the game needed more time to be fully developed and released. Delays are a part of game development, and it is to be seen if Ubisoft is able to use that time to make the remake as acclaimed and beloved as the original was.
E3 2021 is scheduled as a virtual online-only event with free access to all, from June 12-15. You can check out the entire schedule adjusted for India here.