The Prince of Persia series has been running for several decades, dated back from 1989 with at least 14 titles being released under its name and one blockbuster film in 2010. Previously owned by Mattle Interactive, Ubisoft had acquired the rights to the Prince of Persia franchise in 2001. Despite its popularity, it has taken a bit of a backseat during 2010s mainly because Ubisoft has been focusing on bigger games namely Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry series. Long-time fans might be delighted when Ubisoft confirmed that it was remaking Prince of Persia: Sands of Time during Ubisoft Forward event in September. The remake’s release has been confirmed for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in January 2021, and possibly be coming to other platforms too like Nintendo Switch.
Prince of Persia : Sands of Time 2003
As the title suggests, this game is a remake version of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time which was released in 2003. The original game was a huge success, recieved critical acclaim, nominated for, and won numerous awards and has been recognized by many as one of the greatest video games of all time. Initial sale was reportedly lukewarm, but it eventually became a commercial success. Considering that Sands of Time is one of the most beloved entries in the series, it is safe to assume that this remake will serve to gauge the audience’s interest in the franchise.
Initial Trailer Reception
Developed by Indian branch developers , Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, the game is going to be a complete remake with improvements in terms of graphics, enhanced voices, new soundtrack, acrobatic and combat animations in the game. The reveal of its latest HD trailer however is met with dissapointment from fans. To be fair Ubisoft did mention that the footage was taken in the very early development phase of the game, and would still be improve further. The graphics shown are noticeably lacking and does not represent the capability of modern-day gaming consoles at all. Some even say that the graphics is equivalent to the PlayStation 3 game and shoud have had been dubbed as a remaster insted of a remake. A lot of things are still in the air right now and we shall see how it unfolds coming January.