It’s been over a year since Ubisoft announced it was delaying the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake indefinitely. Unfortunately, it sounds like it’s still a ways off, as Ubisoft has handed the project over to Ubisoft Montreal.
News of this came from a post on the series’ social channels, which said the project was switching hands from Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai in an attempt to “regroup on the scope of the game.” The full statement reads as follows:
The development of Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal, the very birth place of the epic Sands of Time trilogy. 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.
An update on the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake pic.twitter.com/8xQpqyPSwQ
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) May 3, 2022
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The Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been through a pretty complicated development cycle. The indefinite delay came just around a month after it was initially set to launch, and was said to be due to fan feedback. This was likely specifically in reference to the visual update, which some deemed out of date. But it does raise questions of what was happening at Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai that required the project to be handed off elsewhere.
“Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw an outpouring of feedback from you on this beloved franchise,” the initial delay announcement read. “It is your passion and support that is driving our development teams to make the best game possible.”
It remains unclear just when the Sands of Time Remake is coming, but the game is currently projected to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.