Delays are nothing new, but when a game constantly gets delayed, the fears of cancellation loom large over the invested fan’s head. For the long-gestating Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, Ubisoft has once again reiterated that the game is coming, just that it has experienced yet another delay.
The fears were heightened following reports that retailers were delisting pre-orders for the game, a traditional indicator that a game was cancelled or in huge trouble. In a statement to IGN, Ubisoft shared that “the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal. We’re proud of the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Montreal will benefit from their learnings as the new team will continue the work to deliver a great remake.”
“As a consequence, we are no longer targeting a FY23 release anymore and the game has been delisted. If players wish to cancel their preorder they are invited to contact their retailer. They will be updated on the project as the development is moving along.”
This delay for the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake follows a previous delay that would have seen the game released in March 2021. One year on, the game is still nowhere in sight, partly due to the pandemic as well as the changing of studios leading the project.
A new release window for the game has not been stated, and it seems like we will still have some time to wait before we see the return of the Prince.