Ubisoft has taken the liberty to delay the remake of the class Prince of Persia: Sands of Time again. This time, it’ll be released in 2022. The dev team of the game had this to say:
A message from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/3B8tgUGkwl— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) June 7, 2021
Ubisoft initially announced in September 2020 that it was working on the remake of the classic Prince of Persia : Sands of Time. A game loved by many enthusiasts of the field. This obviously got people excited as the trailer stated that the game will come out in January 2021, just three months later.
Originally meant to release in January, Ubisoft took the decision to postpone its launch to March and tweeted this at the end of last year.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been postponed to 18th March 2021.— Ubisoft_UK (@Ubisoft_UK) December 8, 2020
More details from the Dev Team here: pic.twitter.com/vWLavVxNyZ
However, when February arrived, the dev team decided to postpone the game once more, this time giving no actual release date.
Another update from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/O6OOmYXhOD— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) February 5, 2021
Although, there was still some hope left in the die hard fans as they thought they could at least catch a glimpse of the remake at E3 this year, but that too isn’t happening as the devs wrote : "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"
The remake is being developed by Ubisoft Pune and features a visual overhaul and improved graphics as compared to the original 2003 Sands of Time. Some combat enhancements and camera POV have also been added in the remake. Additional motion-capture and voice recordings have also been created, with original Prince actor Yuri Lowenthal back in the role and Guidestones actress Supinder Wraich cast as Farah.
A lot of big titles are being announced at E3 this week and sadly Sands of Time remake isn’t one of them. Although the remake looked more like a remaster, we’re glad that Ubisoft is taking it’s time to polish the game to it’s best possible version since Prince of Persia : Sands of Time is such a classic, it deserves a good remake and if them taking more time to make the game even better, we’re up for it!
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