Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has not been cancelled, says Ubisoft. The game is apparently still in active development after switching developers to Ubisoft Montreal. Fans were initially concerned that the game’s rocky development might’ve led to its quiet cancellation behind the scenes, but as it turns out, Ubisoft is still working on it despite going radio silent about updates.
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is not cancelled,” said the developer in an update designed to address questions from community members. “The game is currently in development at Ubisoft Montréal. At the moment, a new release date has not been set, we will provide new information on that front when we are ready.”
Understandably, switching studios midway through a game’s development is bound to have plenty of setbacks such as internal delays and some readjusting to smoothen out the process. It makes sense that extra time is needed, though we probably won’t see anything concrete from the game until the studio is ready to show something off.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was announced back in September 2020. The criticism was swift as players quickly pointed out its underwhelming visuals and seemingly stilted gameplay, along with changing its art to be more animated and less stylistic than the original game.
Ubisoft Montreal has the task of redesigning the most criticised aspects of the remake, which may include an overhaul of the art style, visuals and gameplay. This process could take a couple of years, hence why we haven’t heard or seen anything about the game since Ubisoft initially announced it.
In related news, Ubisoft is also reviving the Splinter Cell series through a remake that’s currently in development at the company.