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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake delayed indefinitely

Ubisoft’s remake of the 2003 game was due in March

Artwork of the prince from Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time shows the main character wall-running. Image: Ubisoft
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Ubisoft has delayed its upcoming remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time indefinitely. The publisher announced the delay on Twitter, saying it needed extra time to improve the final product.

“Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw an outpouring of feedback from you on this beloved franchise,” Ubisoft said in a statement attributed to the development team. “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 all for your ongoing support.”

When Ubisoft originally announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, the game was slated for January 2021. A few months later, Ubisoft delayed the game to March. This time, Ubisoft opted not to provide a release window.

Ubisoft’s remake of the Prince of Persia series reboot promises improved visuals, modern controls, and new character models, as well as enhanced voices, sounds, parkour animations, and soundtrack. It’s being built for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One.

The Prince of Persia franchise, which dates to 1989, has not seen a new entry since 2008’s Prince of Persia on PlayStation 3, Windows PC, and Xbox 360. The Sands of Time was originally released in late 2003 on Game Boy Advance, GameCube, PC, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.

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