Picture this: you’re laid back, a pandemic isn’t recking havoc throughout the world, it is 2003 and your just playing Prince of Persia. To be precise, that is the Prince of Persia: Sands of time. The game was a massive hit and for PS2 owners, a dream come true. Not to mention, later on, it found its way to the PS3 as well. About 17 years after the initial release, Ubisoft graced us all with some pleasant news, the company would be remaking the title. They determined that the final release date would be on January, the 21st, this year. Well, we are way past the New Gen consoles coming out and we have seen January sluggishly pass by but there is no sign of the title.
Sadly, the company just spoke on Twitter, announcing a statement which may be a bummer for some fans out there, if not all.
Another update from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/O6OOmYXhOD
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) February 5, 2021
Prince of Persia: The Sands of time delay?
That’s right, the title is going to be delayed till a future release date is announced. They haven’t added a timeline to the announcement which shows that the game is far from complete. Talking to the people, the Dev Team claims that from the feedback they received, they believe they have to add is more time to the details of the game. While the game is a remake, they claim that it would be modernised with enhanced graphics and camera angles. Perhaps it is safe to assume that they would be adding key elements suited for all the next-generation consoles. These would include high-resolution gameplay with high framerates and even features like ray-tracing.
Now, this may be just to hype up the game more or that they underestimated their original timeline. Do remember that due to the COVID-19 SOPs, a lot of people are forced to work from home. This brings once concern to mind too. A very familiar feeling after we saw Cyberpunk 2077 which didn’t live up to the hype at all. Let’s see how this one turns, although it is not that big of a game, in terms of the hype created.