Prince of Persia Remake Isn’t Canceled, But Ubisoft is Refunding Preorders


Ubisoft has provided an update on the long-delayed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, reassuring fans that the game is not canceled.

In the update, Ubisoft confirmed that The Sands of Time Remake is still in development at Ubisoft Montreal. However, Ubisoft has started canceling preorders for the game, saying, "Since the game currently does not have a release date, existing pre-orders have been cancelled and refunded where applicable."

The publisher said preorders "may reopen" once the game's new release date is announced. Ubisoft also said there are no plans to remake any other Prince of Persia title.

Since its announcement in September 2020, the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been delayed three separate times. Along the way, Ubisoft handed the game off to Ubisoft Montreal, creators of the Sands of Time trilogy. The game was originally in development at Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai.

The Prince of Persia remake was last delayed out of Ubisoft's FY23. When it was first announced, it was in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and was supposed to cost $39.99. We don't know if any of those details will change given the delays and additional years of development.

In our review of 2003's original Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, we called the game amazing, saying "The Sands of Time is a must own — a soon-to-be-classic worthy of a permanent place in your collection."

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