Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake delayed again

The upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has been delayed to an unspecified date.


Back in September of 2020, Ubisoft revealed that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time would be receiving a shiny new remake, following some credible leaks. Originally set to release in January, the game was pushed to March at the end of 2020. Now, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is moving its release date yet again, as Ubisoft has announced the game is being delayed once more.

The news came via a post shared to the official Prince of Persia Twitter account. “It is your passion and support that is driving our development teams to make the best game possible,” the statement reads. “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 is the second time the game has been delayed, as it was previously pushed from January 2021 to March. Now, there is no new release date or window, meaning it could be several months before we get any news on the project.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is arguably the most beloved game in the franchise, so it stands to reason why Ubisoft may want to be very cautious about shipping a product that isn’t 100% what they envisioned. Add on top of that the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create new challenges for game developers, and it’s not shocking that the game is getting delayed once again.

The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was first unveiled at the Ubisoft Forward in September 2020, to much excitement from fans of the series. There hasn’t been a new entry in years, so a lot could potentially ride on the success of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. Stick with Shacknews for future updates on the game.

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    February 5, 2021 9:50 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake delayed again

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      February 5, 2021 9:53 AM

      Hard to crunch from home!

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      February 5, 2021 10:42 AM

      I wonder if the poor reception made them go back and put more time in.

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      February 5, 2021 12:26 PM

      Don't think few more months can fix what we've been shown. It's far from a remake and looks like a cheap remaster at best.

      What a wasted opportunity.

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        February 5, 2021 1:34 PM

        I'm not sure why everyone is so hard on the game. It's a remake of an OG Xbox game. My only beef might be that $40 is maybe a bit salty.

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          February 5, 2021 1:46 PM

          Well, they're claiming it's a "remake" and not a remaster, so expectations will be higher and the 1st good example comes on mind is Resident Evil 2 and Mafia.
          And what we've been shown looks far from any of those.

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