Ubisoft confirmed that the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is being changed by developers.
In 2020, Ubisoft officially announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake with a plan to release the game in early 2021. However, the gaming community was not impressed with the reveal trailer, and many people criticized the game for its art style and graphics. Ubisoft was forced to delay Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake indefinitely. We’re in the middle of 2022 now and the game doesn’t have a release date yet, but it looks like a new studio is working on the title.
Previously, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was developed by Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Pune, but now the game is being developed by Ubisoft Montreal. For those who don’t know, Ubisoft Montreal was one of Ubisoft’s first studios, spearheading the development of blockbuster games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and the first Prince of Persia trilogy. In the latest announcement, the company explains that Ubisoft Montreal will “build on the work done by Mumbai and Pune”.
The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake changes to the developers can be seen as an indication that the game’s development has struggled behind the scenes. This was already clear when the release date of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was indefinitely delayed, but now the evidence is clearer than ever.
Hopefully Ubisoft Montreal can get the project back on track. Ubisoft Montreal has many recognized achievements in developing and releasing games in a timely manner, so having the studio lead The Sands of Time Remake project would be a big help. However, whether the game will still release in this 2022 or not is a completely different matter, especially since the new announcement mentions that the team will “reconsider the vision of the game”.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is certainly not the only game in development at Ubisoft Montreal. The studio is also working on the free-to-play title Roller Champions, and chances are they’re also making a new Assassin’s Creed game. Considering this, it’s hard to say how much resources Ubisoft Montreal will devote to completing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, so gamers shouldn’t expect the game to be released anytime soon.
Whenever a new Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake trailer is released, it will be interesting to see if it is received more warmly by the gaming community than the initial reveal. . Ubisoft hasn’t announced any major game launches or events in the near future, so it’s unclear exactly when gamers will get to see the game again.
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