Game news Prince of Persia Remake: More changes for the Ubisoft game. Good news this time?
Since its announcement in 2020, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake seems to be living only misfortunes. Today, it happens again, as the Ubisoft title changes hands!
A DA that does not return
On September 10, 2020, Ubisoft takes the floor during an Ubisoft Forward to announce great news: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the game released in 2003 on PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube, will have the right to its own remake. Better yet, we learn that everything will see the light of day quite quickly, as the software is expected for January 21, 2021 on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned…
The artistic direction taken by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai is not unanimous among the players, which leads the studio to justify itself a few hours later.
No, it was not a matter of time or budget. For us at Ubisoft, quality is the most important thing and it is something we have in mind from the beginning. This project has been in progress for two and a half years. (…) No, there was no reduction in time or budget for this game.
We wanted to give this unique style to the game because Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time tells a fantastic story. (…) So we decided to go with a unique visual processing to make this game stand out. It’s not Assassin’s Creed, it’s not Prince of Persia 2008. It has to be unique. This magic, this imaginary spirit, comes out with the saturation of the lights. Therefore, it is also a challenge to redefine the visual identity of the game with this remake.
But this defense by Ubisoft Pune is not enough since Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is postponed to March 18, 2021, then for an indefinite date.
Today, as we are now in 2022, it seems that the remake will not be released soon, as the game is now changing hands. Yes, we are witnessing an unexpected upheaval: the game that was once run by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai is now run by Ubisoft Montreal.
The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal, the birthplace of the epic The Sands of Time trilogy.
This decision is an important step and the team, based on the work done by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time to reorganize on the playing field to provide you with the best experience for this remake. time classic when ready.
We would like to thank you all for your continued support and patience throughout the development. Rest assured that we will keep you informed of future progress.
Good or bad news? Only time will tell, but knowing that the game is back in the hands of the developers who created the original title is reassuring.
With JeromeJoffardWriting jeuxvideo.com