The Prince of Persia Remake reportedly went gold before Ubisoft canceled pre-orders

A game going gold suggests that it's ready to be launched but it appears that Ubisoft had other ideas.

Prince Of Persia Remake Reportedly Went Gold
The current status of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake is "delayed indefinitely".

Ubisoft Montreal has already taken over development on the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. However, it appears the original version of Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Prune is somewhere out there.

Industry insider, LanceMcDonald, claims the said Ubisoft studios finished development on the game. Specifically, McDonald mentions that this version was "actually finished, went gold, went through Sony certification, and was uploaded to the PlayStation network servers, where some people clever were able to preserve it and even decrypt it using their pre-order encryption keys."

TLDR; Ubisoft is sitting on a complete Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake and decided against releasing the game.

The current-gen remake of the fan-favorite action-adventure game from 2003 is still in the works with no release date in sight. The latest update from Ubisoft wasn't good news as the studio effectively said it hasn't made significant progress on the remake. More importantly, McDonald's revelation proves the changes Ubisoft is making in its release strategy.

Keep in mind that this is the same company that shut down several games early in their lifecycles and before their launch.

It's interesting Ubisoft didn't publicly admit the existence of the completed but presumably unsatisfactory remake of The Sands of Time. Ideally, this means that Ubisoft has set a higher standard for the upcoming game.

Prince Of Persia Remake Reportedly Went Gold
The Sands of Time remake has been in development for several years already but it could take a little longer.

Speaking of Ubisoft, the French publisher currently has several games stuck in development hell such as Beyond Good and Evil 2. At the moment, the only upcoming Ubisoft game that has a confirmed release date is Skull and Bones on March 9.

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