Ubisoft is a french video game company that is one of the most successful companies globally, with development studios worldwide. Over the years, they have created many remarkable titles; some of them are Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Watch Dogs, and many more. Some of these are fans’ top favorite games of all time, making them a prestigious game studio. When you have this kind of reputation among the fans, they tend to expect almost perfection from you.
This is where things went wrong for Ubisoft when they released the reveal trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. After having good streaks of games, It was initially revealed that Ubisoft would make a remake for its Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on September 10, 2020.
Prince of Persia has had a strong grip on many gamers’ hearts worldwide since the early 2000s. Ubisoft thought that this project would generate enormous profits and a strong place in the market, but little did they know how the tables would turn.
A few minutes after the trailer dropped, fans started to criticize the game’s animation and how unrealistic the game movements were. Ubisoft Pune one of Ubisoft’s studios in India later revealed that this is how it was intended to be but guess what this wasn’t the case as 0451 Games reported that Ubisoft Pune which was the development studio. It wasn’t ready for this big of a project. Ubisoft seemed to be unwilling to reinforce the studio.
In August 2021, the game was handed to a Uk studio called Electric Square, and things didn’t go well there. It came so close to getting canceled in December; in January, Ubisoft management transferred the game to Ubisoft Montreal so that it could be saved from getting canceled.
Gamestop has now removed the game from its product list, and it’s not available anymore, as it can be seen here, but we managed to swipe this before Gamestop removed it; maybe they don’t want another Duke Nukem Forever situation where they had to honor 12-13-year-old pre-orders.
This is not a good sign for the game. It can go either way, and perhaps luck is not with them this time, or they are not putting all their effort into this. Ubisoft is known for its impactful games, and fans don’t want their precious Prince Of Persia Game getting canceled.
We can only hope for this to go well and wait for more information from Ubisoft.
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