At last! Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia could be closer than we think! An insider confirms an early announcement of the classic from Ubisoft.
Prince of Persia and Ubisoft. 2020 had a lot to offer in the gaming landscape. One rumor chases the other, from alleged release dates and prices of the next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox One to new announcements about games and remakes. Ubisoft was directly or indirectly involved in quite a few of the issues.
With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla they are working on one of the biggest launch projects of the next generation. Then they lost high-ranking employees of their company in a #MeToo scandal, including the project manager of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Last but not least, they started another rumor by describing one of their websites for PS5 games that Sony‘s high-end console would only be backward compatible with PS4 games! So it wasn’t quite around Ubisoft.
Prince of Persia – Within Reach
Earlier this year rumors surfaced that Prince of Persia would get a reprint. We too had thought about which games should get a remake, the game is clearly one of our favorites (without taking into account the film adaptation, of course!).
These were reinforced with the leak of old material to a Prince of Persia pitch. The video had been on Youtube for years, nobody had discovered it! Even a Twitter account suddenly popped up.
Ubisoft added another by publishing a Virtual Reality Escape Room for the game. In a virtual world, you take on the role of prince and have to flee the palace. Many then thought that the rumors were about the virtual reality game. An insider sees it differently now.
Ubisoft Forward Could Bring an Announcement
Bloomberg‘s Jason Schreier claims that Ubisoft will announce a Prince of Persia Remake on September 10 as part of their Ubisoft Forward. A few weeks ago, some retailers saw announcements about a PS4 Prince of Persia Remake. They disappeared just as quickly.
According to Schreier, Ubisoft wants to put an end to the rumors with this announcement. Even at the last Ubisoft Forward in July, it was assumed that the game would get an appearance. That was not the case, but now it should be so far.
Remake or Remaster?
It is unclear which game will receive a remake. Is it a remake of the original Prince of Persia from 1989? Or a remaster of the Prince of Persia PS2 Trilogy – The Sands of Time, The Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones.
It could be a new edition of just The Sands of Time, but for a long time, there was also talk of a completely new version of the trilogy. We won’t find out more until September 10th during the Ubisoft Forward. It remains exciting!