We’ve had very little to go on after Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was unveiled at last year’s Ubisoft Forward. However, we do know of several concrete facts. One, it’s a remake of the 2003 time-bending, parkour-based action game (no surprises, there). And two, it’s been delayed beyond its initial early 2021 release date. Twice, actually, with the second time being indefinite. Unfortunately, we won’t learn more about the game this week. Ubisoft has revealed that the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake won’t make it to E3 this year.
In a message sent out to Twitter, Ubisoft addressed the game’s absence. There were some whispers in the dark that the remake was going to miss the upcoming Ubisoft Forward. The company’s message to the fans confirmed the rumors, but maintains that the company is “making great progress.” Ubisoft went on to say that the company is looking at a 2022 launch.
Honestly, though, it’s not a real shock. Character models in the announcement trailer did look a bit off. Plus, we saw sweeping delays of games following the pandemic, which sent many game developers home. Ubisoft’s message for the recent delay didn’t include a reason, but noted that the additional time will go toward improving quality.
A message from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/3B8tgUGkwl
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) June 7, 2021
Prince of Persia still needs more time, ironically
The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will not be at E3 this year, which is a shame. However, hopefully the extra development bears some fruit. The original game is considered by many a classic, setting down the foundation used by many action games to follow. While the sequels didn’t quite match up to the original, it’s impossible to make a list of the best games of all time without the Prince’s inclusion.
Ubisoft is still geared to providing plenty during E3 this week. Earlier today, the developer finally revealed the name for its next Rainbow Six. Now called Rainbow Six Extraction (as opposed to Quarantine), the game will get fully shown off at Ubisoft Forward on June 12.