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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake is back at the concept stage after a total reboot



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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, a remake project that was announced two years ago, is back at the “concept” stage, after development moved from Ubisoft Pune to Ubisoft Montreal. effectively, The studio is starting from scratchAnd so there will be no updates on the upcoming French publisher Ubisoft Forward Next month’s event – or even later this year.

“We’re building the team, defining priorities, putting together prototypes, testing elements, and seeing how we can incorporate community feedback into development,” the producer said. Jean-Francois Naud explained. “It’s still in the early stages, and players shouldn’t expect to hear much more about the game this year, but rest assured that we’re all pouring our energies and hearts into this project.”

Game director Michael McIntyre – not him! – It states that the remake release is important, as the original is now 20 years old. “It’s been 20 years since the original game was released, and not only has the technology evolved, but I think we, as players and game makers, have evolved since then,” he observed.

interview, Which you can read in full, goes on to explain Ubisoft Montreal’s aims and ambitions for the project – but it’s clear the team isn’t ready to commit to much, as it’s still in the early stages of development. The main takeaway is that the studio clearly wants to blend the old with the new – it wants to focus on the platforming and puzzles like the original, but evolve the way Prince moves and animates.

It’s a long, long way off Despite originally being announced for the PS4, we imagine it will eventually launch on the PS5, and that it will likely supersede the last-gen version. Don’t expect to play it until late 2024, or potentially 2025 – it’s that far away!


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