Ubisoft Shelved ‘Modern’ Prince Of Persia

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.

Source: CVG


  1. I don’t doubt the mechanics could work well in a different time/theme but it’s great to have such a visually strong theme with the current franchise.

    • You don’t doubt the mechanics could work?

  2. I didn’t even know there was a PoP Trilogy in the pipeline!! I’ve only ever played the two PS3 PoP games, so it would be good to have the chance to play the earlier games, especially as they are being given an HD makeover!!

  3. I sincerely doubt the PoP Trilogy will be out on November 26th considering that (as far as I know) it hasn’t officially been announced yet.

    I would be really, really, REALLY happy if it was though.

  4. pop the forgotten sands was great to play but far too short, loved the first three especially the second, i know i have them but with hd and trophies im defo gonna get the trilogy if it does actually come out

  5. So they canned what sounded like quite a good PoP game to give us that cell shaded piece of crap we got in 2008? Good job Ubi, not one of your better decisions. Now AC on PS2 being canned I can understand

  6. That sounds really cool actually (the PoP one)! I hope that one day they maybe pick up the idea again.

  7. epic!
    im luvin these remastered trilogies

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