Ubisoft has posted an update on the upcoming Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake directly to its blog in light of the cancellation of customer pre-orders.
Yes that’s right. Pre-orders of the remake will be canceled and refunded to dedicated fans. The update, which was last updated on November 7th, states that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will “not be cancelled”. Ubisoft then also says that the game is currently still in development at Ubisoft Montreal.
The update continues, with Ubisoft adding, “As the game currently has no release date, existing pre-orders have been canceled and refunded where applicable.”
Regarding the release date, Ubisoft states that a new release date has not yet been set for the remake and it will provide more information when it is ready. The developer and publisher also stated that there are currently no plans to remake other titles in the Prince of Persia series, just in case you’ve gotten your hopes up for a shiny new remake of the original 1989 title.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was first revealed in 2020. While we were originally supposed to see it in January 2021, the game’s release has been pushed back a few months to March 2021. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite work out, and Ubisoft decided to postpone the game. This time at an indefinite “later date”.
Then Ubisoft shared another update, saying we could expect the game in 2022. It’s now November 2022, and it’s probably safe to say that we won’t be seeing The Sands of Time Remake any time soon given the recent turn of events.
It’s also perhaps worth noting that the remake has changed hands since its initial reveal, from Ubisoft Pune to Ubisoft Mumbai before finally ending up in the hands of Ubisoft Montreal.
With the delays, handovers and pre-order cancellations, there’s no denying that Ubisoft looks like it’s preparing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake for cancellation. However, the company insists it won’t be cancelled, so for now we’ll all just have to wait and see. At least some of us might have a slightly heavier wallet after this news.
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