Ubisoft Montreal takes over development of Prince of Persia remake

Ubisoft Montreal, the studio behind the original title, is now in charge of the development of the remake.

At this point, Ubisoft should just switch out The Sands of Time with Quicksand with how long it's taking for the remake of the 2003 action-adventure title to finish.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is widely considered one of the best video games of all time.

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Ubisoft first announced the remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in 2020. Since then, Ubisoft has pushed the game's release date twice. The last we heard is that the studio has delayed the game indefinitely. But, the current update isn't as bad as it sounds.

For one thing, Ubisoft is giving the project back to its original creator.

According to an official statement on the official Prince of Persia Twitter account, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai will take leave as Ubisoft Montreal takes over the development of the game. It's worth noting that Ubisoft Montreal is the principal developer for some of the French publisher's biggest franchises like Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, and Watch Dogs, among several others.

As one of the largest game development studios in the world, the company is hinting that the scope and scale of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake have grown beyond the capacities of its smaller studios.

Unfortunately, Ubisoft still hasn't given the Prince of Persia remake a release date. Most likely, the switching of development studios will push back the game's launch by at least a year or two.

Ubisoft Montreal's takeover implies that The Sands of Time remake is not a small-time project.

The safest bet here is that Ubisoft will roll out the remake of the 2003 classic by 2023 if not 2024.

Speaking of Ubisoft, rumors suggest that the multi-national gaming giant is planning on hosting a massive showcase later this year. If we're lucky, we'll see footage of the Prince of Persia remake by then as well as Project Q.

Ray Ampoloquio
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