Recently, Ubisoft announced that Ubisoft Pune and Mumbai will no longer lead development on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. Now, responsibility shifts to Ubisoft Montreal.
“The decision is an important step and the team, building upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Mumbai”, reads the announcement. “[The team] 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 the all-time classic when it’s ready”.
An update on the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake pic.twitter.com/8xQpqyPSwQ
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) May 3, 2022
In fact, not that much has been done. In 2020, the company only released a trailer. But it didn’t reveal much about the game itself. Moreover, there is still no idea on which stage of development the game is and whether it will hit the stores this year.
This doesn’t mean that the company hadn’t done anything. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been in the works for a while. At the beginning of this year, there have been rumors that Ubisoft can swap studios. However, there was no official information coming our way from the company itself. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is one of the most popular games by Ubisoft out there. And the remake is going to be one of the biggest high-profile launches.
At the moment, we’ve heard that Ubisoft has serious problems with the development of the game. Its main reason is the departing of key personnel. But we should point out that Ubisoft Montreal has led development on some of the biggest releases by the publisher. They include the Splinter Cell series, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Rainbow Six. Thus, Ubisoft Montreal knows how to make good titles.
Pandemic made Ubisoft push The Sands of Time’s release date back by a couple of months. The last update from Ubisoft in October of last year hinted that developers were still working on the game.