EXCLUSIVE – Dead Cells Developer to Release a New Prince of Persia Game in Steam Early Access

Ubisoft is set to release its next Prince of Persia game later this year on Steam, developed by Dead Cells developer Evil Empire. The game, ‘The Rogue Prince of Persia,’ will launch in Early Access on Steam and mark Ubisoft’s first day-one Steam release since 2019.

Sources say the Rogue Prince of Persia is a new Roguelite that will receive constant free updates and evolve over time based on community feedback.

It’s understood that the game has been in development for the past four years and happened thanks to a discussion between Evil Empire and Ubisoft at GDC around 2019, soon after Evil Empire was born.

The game is set to take its art direction inspiration heavily from Franco-Belgian comics.

It’s currently unclear when the game will officially be announced, but the game is targeting an Early Access release on Steam later this year.

It was announced on February 9, 2024, that Motion Twin would stop creating content for Dead Cells and that Evil Empire, the studio responsible for post-launch support of the game would be moving on to other projects.

Dead Cells sold over 850,000 copies during its Early Access period on Steam, eventually reaching 10 million units sold in 2023.

There’s still no word on the development and state of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake, but in November 2023, Ubisoft said that the game had passed an ‘Important Milestone’.

UPDATE: Insider Gaming has confirmed that the game will be revealed at the Triple-i Initiative on April 10, 2024, and will launch on Steam Early Access on May 14th, 2024.

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