Ubisoft has revealed the upcoming Prince of Persia remake will not be at Ubisoft Forward next month.
“Last year, Ubisoft announced that the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake project was moving to Ubisoft Montreal, where the studio that created the 2003 original would take over development. While the project is still heavily under wraps and won’t be at Ubisoft Forward in June, it’s very much alive,” says a blog post from Ubisoft.
Speaking to Producer Jean-Francois Naud and Game Director Michael McIntyre, it is revealed that Ubisoft Montreal is currently in the conception phase of development after taking over from Ubisoft Mumbai. Since taking over the project, the team has looked at feedback from the community, building the right team, prioritizing and throwing together prototypes, and more. It’s still in an early stage, and players should not expect to hear more about the game this year, but rest assured that we’re all putting our strengths and heart into this project,” says Jean-Francois Naud.
Regarding how the Prince will play and handle in the remake, McIntyre states that since the technology has improved, that means it allows the team to execute things better and says, “expectations from players, in terms of other modern games, of what it means to actually control a character. Ubisoft Montreal has developed a strong expertise in that, and we are looking at how we take those lessons and apply them to the spirit of a game like Prince of Persia.”
Jean-Francois Naud states thanks to “tons of documentation,” the team is able to do their research for the remake and can see the ambition the original development team brought to Prince of Persia.
Players can expect movement and combat to be upgraded to a new standard for today’s market. McIntyre says that even the story can be refined but will remain true to itself.
Having been previously announced for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, and PC, whenever Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake launches could mean previous generations will see their platform dropped. We’ll report back once we hear more.