The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time The remake is still alive and in the works. However, Ubisoft has confirmed that the game is still in the concept stages after several delays. It seems that the game hasn’t made any significant progress since its initial release in 2020.
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 Prince of Persia: Sands of Time To update. To offend those hoping to see the remake sooner rather than later, Naud says there will be no further news on the game in 2023.
As far as the development phase is concerned, we are currently in the conception phase. Since taking on the project, we’ve looked at the community’s feedback and found our own way of making the game a reality. Now we’re building the team, prioritizing, assembling prototypes, testing elements, and exploring how we can incorporate community feedback into the development as well. It’s still in its early stages and players shouldn’t expect to learn more about the game this year, but rest assured that we’re putting all our strengths and hearts into this project.
John Francois Naud
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake got off to a rocky start in development, to say the least. The game has been postponed several times, with the first appearing in late 2020. Another delay came in February 2021. Finally was the remake postponed indefinitely in June 2021 before essentially disappearing until now.
The detailed Q&A gives a better look at what the game will ultimately look like, with the team focusing on staying true to the original game while updating it for a modern audience. Naud even mentioned that the team has access to tons of original development documents to inform the remake’s future path. Stay tuned for more as soon as we find out… in 2024, it seems.