A new update which has been shared by Ubisoft has revealed plans to have the remake of their hit 2003 title Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time out by March 31, 2021. This confirmation comes via a Ubisoft conference call.
Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad has also given confirmation of the conference calls details, announcing the news on Twitter.
The remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was revealed during the September 2020 Ubisoft Forward event, and was subsequently met with mixed reactions due to underwhelming graphics in that reveal. Originally slated for a January 2021, word would later come that the game was going on an indefinite delay to undergo overhaul.
From the initial reactions to the reveal, Ubisoft knew that the game needed more work to deal with the backlash and released a statement:
“Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw an outpouring of feedback from you on this beloved franchises. 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.”
The March 31, 2022 announcement of the remake’s launch was also accompanied with news regarding other upcoming titles including Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, the open-world sports title Riders Republic, the free-to-play competitive multiplayer sports title Roller Champions, and The Division Heartland. There are also smaller titles planned to launch this fiscal year.
The remake for Prince of Persia: The Sand of Time Remake is currently set for release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One and is being developed by Indian studios Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Pune and will be developed using the Ubisoft Anvil engine.
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