Ubisoft’s remake of 2003s Prince of Persia: Sands of Time has been delayed indefinitely, again. It’s not looking good.
Announced in September 2020, this remake was supposed to release that following year. “Experience the classic tale that redefined action-adventure gaming in The Sands of Time Remake, the first full-scale remake of Prince of Persia by Ubisoft,” said the press release at that time. “Available January 21, 2021.”
Sadly, just a few months later, the Sands of Time remake was then delayed until March 2021. Then, just a month after the previous delay, the remake was delayed yet again, this time indefinitely with no new release window.
Unfortunately, this not only means that the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake has been delayed three times, but two of those delays have been indefinite.
Will it ever be released?
Just looking at the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’s official Twitter account, it’s a sad sight because its feed is blighted with announcements of further delays.
As of right now, the Sands of Time remake will release “when it’s ready,” which obviously is the best approach for any upcoming game. However, most AAA games haven’t suffered as much as this one.
To add to its woes, the Sands of Time remake will no longer be led by Ubisoft Pune and Mumbai, instead, it will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal.
“The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal, the very birthplace of the epic Sands of Time trilogy,” reads the latest statement.
“This decision is an important step and the team, building upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time they need to regroup on the scope of the game to deliver you the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic when it’s ready.”
“We want to thank you all for your continuous support and patience throughout the development. Rest assured, that we will update you on the progress in a future update.”
Should we be concerned?
I dislike the term “development hell,” but it’s not looking promising for the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake. Hopefully, Ubisoft Montreal can fix whatever needs fixing and this game might release one day.
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