“Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” remake picks up speed as Ubisoft Montreal takes over

After a long period of stalling and indefinite delays with months without updates, the development of the ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’ remake has picked up speed.

New Delhi, May 6: After a long period of stalling and indefinite delays with months without updates, the development of the ‘Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’ remake has picked up speed. As of now, the game project has been shifted from Ubisoft’s Indian units at Mumbai and Pune to its Canada based unit in Montreal, building on where the Indian studios left off.

Announcing the news on Twitter, Ubisoft said “The development of Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montréal, the very birth place of the epic Sands of Time trilogy.” They further added “This decision is an important step and the team, building on 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 the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic, when it’s ready.”

The remake was first announced in September 2020 with a release date of January 2021. Though in December 2020, Ubisoft announced that the game would be delayed to March 18, 2021. When February 2021 rolled around, Ubisoft announced. That it had been indefinitely delayed with the COVID-19 pandemic playing a big role this time.

In response to the delay however, Ubisoft said. “Rest assured, that we will update you on the progress in a future update”. Thus assuring fans that the company was still working on the development of the game. The ‘Sands of Time’ remake is notably supposed to be a remastering of the game. And not just a reskin built off of Ubisoft’s AnvilNext engine. Initially slated to be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. There is no word of a series X or PS5 release. As the game has not currently been optimized for either platforms.

(Except for the headline. This story has not been edited by Business Upturn staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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