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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake Still in Conception Phase

The much-delayed Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake is still a ways off.

The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake is still alive, and it’s still being worked on. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that after multiple delays, the game is still in the conceptual stages. It seems the game hasn’t made any significant steps forward since it was first revealed back in 2020.

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The news comes from a Ubisoft Q&A with Producer Jean-Francois Naud and Game Director Michael McIntyre. The quote in question comes when Naud is asked where the team is in the development process for the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time update. Adding insult to injury for those hoping to see the remake sooner rather than later, Naud says that no more news on the game will come in 2023.

In terms of the development stage, we’re in conception right now. Since we took over the project, we’ve been looking at feedback from the community and finding our own way of delivering the game. Now, we’re building up the team, defining the priorities, putting prototypes together, testing elements, and looking at how we can include community feedback in the development as well. It’s still in an early stage, and players should not expect to hear more about the game this year, but rest assured that we’re all putting our strengths and heart into this project.

John-Francois Naud

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has had a rocky start to its development, to say the least. The game has been delayed several times, with the first coming in late 2020. Another delay came in February 2021. Finally, the remake was delayed indefinitely in June 2021 before essentially disappearing until now.

The extensive Q&A gives more insight into what the game will ultimately look like, with the team putting its focus on staying true to the original game while updating things for a modern audience. Naud even mentioned that the team has access to tons of original development documents to inform their way forward with the remake. Stay tuned for more as we learn it … in 2024, it seems.


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