Ubisoft has decided to delay the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake until further notice. This marks the second delay for the game since its initial reveal back in 2020. Previously, the remake of the classic 2003 platformer was meant to release on 21 January 2021. However, Ubisoft pushed the release into 18 March. Now, the game is without a release window.
Ubisoft Pune, the India-based studio, came under fire last year when they announced the game. Fans criticised the game’s dated art style, poor texture quality and wonky facial animations. The studio replied to the backlash saying that they would improve the project before release. Clearly, they need more time. In a statement released on Twitter, the official Prince of Persia Twitter account said:
Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw an outpouring of feedback from you on this beloved franchise. It is your passion and support that is driving our development teams to make the best game possible. With that said, we have made the decision to shift the release for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake to a later date. This extra development time will enable our teams to deliver a remake that feels fresh while remaining faithful to the original.
We understand the update might come as a surprise and we will continue to keep you posted on the progress of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. In the meantime, we want to thank you for all your ongoing support
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is not the only game Ubisoft has delayed in recent months. Currently, all its upcoming projects including Far Cry 6, and Rainbow Six Quarantine have been delayed into later this year. Both of which do not have a 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