The Prince of Persia was going to wall-run his way through a contemporary setting in “Prince Of Persia: Zero” but the project was cancelled by Ubisoft. Jonathan Jacques-Belletête, who now works for Eidos as the art director on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, revealed details of the game which was cancelled along with Assassin’s Creed on the PS2.
“After [the Assassins’ Creed cancellation, Ubisoft] wanted a spin off for Prince of Persia. We had some awesome ideas with that too… in contemporary time.”
“That one had already started at that point… Prince of Persia Zero, but they wanted really something completely out of the left field. And back then I was known as one of the ones… ‘oh this guy can get some pretty cool, weird ideas’.
“So I had this little team, and [our PoP] was actually in the contemporary world. Think a bit Day After Tomorrow, but replace the snow with sand and everything. It was really wicked. But it got cancelled, and then we did all the Far Crys.”
If other Prince Of Persia news, the Prince Of Persia Trilogy appears to be going 3D and according to ShopTo.net will be out on November 26th.