Prince of Persia: Sand of Time Remake Delayed into 2023, Not Dead

Prince of Persia: Sand of Time Remake Delayed into 2023, Not Dead

Shifting Dev teams is the reason, they say.

LizardRock by LizardRock on Jun 06, 2022 @ 10:22 AM (Staff Bios)
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Theres something funny about delaying the release of a game about time manipulation. Not funny enough to keep us from feeling bummed out, though. Ubisoft has confirmed that the release of the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake will be delayed into next year.

The announcement didnt even come as an announcement, exactly. It began when the pre-order option for the game started to become delisted from various retailers. This had people concerned that the game was cancelled. This surprise was followed up by an article by IGN, which confirmed that the game is NOT cancelled and still in development.

Developers Ubisoft provided a statement to the publication, explaining that the confusion is because development is being handed over to Ubisoft Montreal. And since doing so will cause a release delay, they pulled pre-orders from stores for the time being.

As a consequence [of relocating development], we are no longer targeting a FY23 release anymore and the game has been delisted.
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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.


Progress has been rough for the Sand of Time remake. Originally announced in 2020, it was intended to release in early 2021. But as the date approached, it was delayed by a few months, which was then made into indefinitely. Eventually, it was given a launch window of sometime within 2022. And now with this, its 2023 instead.

The frequent pushbacks are concerning. While we understand that both dev shifting and the COVID complications of the last few years are not exactly common development issues, the frequent changes give a fear of unorganization. And a messy development almost always leads to a messy game. While this isnt a for-certain indication that the remake might not achieve the level of quality we hope for, it definitely makes us worried.

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