Ubisoft has recently confirmed in an interview that the upcoming video game Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake is still in development.
In a new developer Q&A and an updated public FAQ, it was confirmed by Ubisoft that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is currently at the early stage of the game development.
The game was first announced in September 2020 and handled by Indian Studios Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai. It was going to launch in January 2021. After it got various complaints about its reveal trailer, it got delayed a lot. Today, it has been confirmed by its producer.
“In terms of the development stage, we’re in conception right now,” producer Jean-Francois Naud said in an interview published on Wednesday. “Since we took over the project, we’ve been looking at feedback from the community and finding our own way of delivering the game.
“Now, we’re building up the team, defining the priorities, putting prototypes together, testing elements, and looking at how we can include community feedback in the development as well.
“It’s still in an early stage, and players should not expect to hear more about the game this year, but rest assured that we’re all putting our strengths and heart into this project.”
Game Director Michael McIntyre shared new details of the game as it gets updated for the modern audience.
“The gameplay mix of acrobatics, combat, puzzles – those things have to stay, and they have to stay balanced to the same degree they are,” he said. “You don’t keep those, and then double the amount of combat, and say that it’s still The Sands of Time. Keeping not only those gameplay pillars, but also the same balance, is important.
“Obviously, keeping the same story and setting is important, but one of the things we identified as being critical to make certain that this is not just a Prince of Persia game, but that it is The Sands of Time, is that there is a narrator that is telling you this story, and it is a story within a story.
“Even other Prince of Persia games did not do that, and it really is a secret ingredient to that feeling of The Sands of Time, that sort of storybook feel. That is super-important for us to preserve.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is still in development.