Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake delayed once again, pre-orders being removed

By my count this is at least the third time that Ubisoft have delayed the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake as once again the game has been moved to an unspecified release date sometime after June 30th 2023.

As a consequence of this many only retailers have removed the game from pre-order pages such as Amazon and Gamestop. Ubisoft gave the following statement to IGN:

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The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal. We’re proud of the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Montreal will benefit from their learnings as the new team will continue the work to deliver a great remake.

As a consequence, we are no longer targeting a FY23 release anymore and the game has been delisted. If players wish to cancel their preorder they are invited to contact their retailer. They will be updated on the project as the development is moving along

Last month Ubisoft announced that development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal, taking over the game’s direction from the teams in Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai.

The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was announced back in September 2020, putting Ubisoft’s global network of developers in the spotlight by entrusting the game’s creation to their teams in Pune and Mumbai, India. Given just how much 2020 sucked, it was no surprise when the game’s release was delayed from January 2021 to March 2021, before then delaying the game’s release indefinitely.

Ubisoft writes, “The decision is an important step and the team, building upon 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 you the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic, when it’s ready.”

A newsletter on Substack called  0451 Games which focuses on the gaming market in India has claimed to have sources from Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai who suggested that Ubisoft had seriously mismanaged the remake with just a ten page design document which forced them to demake the original game to get the level designs.

Source: IGN

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