EXCLUSIVE – Forget Everything You Know About Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake

Ubisoft’s troubled development of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake isn’t a secret.

It was first announced over three years ago, and ever since the game has been pushed back time and time again. In May 2022, it was announced that the game would be moving from Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai to Montreal, with the game’s latest update from Ubisoft stating that it had passed an ‘important milestone’. Official details on what the ‘important milestone’ entails are unclear, but Insider Gaming has learned several details on what to expect from the game.

First, forget everything you’ve seen or heard from the reveal trailer, as the remake has been… remade from scratch. Ubisoft’s official announcement on the change of developers said that Montreal would be “building upon” the work already done by Ubisoft Mumbai and Pune, but from what we’ve been able to gather; it’s been completely redone. Footage sent to Insider Gaming under the condition that it does not go public shows the game is somewhat still in an early stage (missing textures, assets, etc.) and is, unfortunately, likely a ways off from release.

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake’s overhaul also includes a more “realistic approach”, said one source. Everything has been built from the ground up, which includes a complete graphical overhaul, new animations and mechanics for combat and parkour, and much more. Starting from scratch has meant that the game has been rewritten, recaptured in mocap, and more.

One of the most noticeable changes for long-time Prince of Persia fans is that Yuri Lowenthal, the voice behind The Prince in the original, will no longer be reprising his role, despite him doing so in the original reveal trailer and during the remake’s original development. It’s not entirely clear why Lowenthal is no longer on the project.

Several sources have suggested that the company could give a more prominent update on the project soon, but what that looks like and when it will be is unclear.

Insider Gaming reached out to Ubisoft on comment before publication, to which a spokesperson said, “We do not comment on rumours and speculation”.

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  1. Hopefully Yuri comes back but they need to show something soon this and Splinter Cell remake I hope the PoP trilogy games get remade honestly it’s time for a new game like those but open world. They should remake Beyond Good and Evil too maybe they can scrap the prequel and make a proper sequel after, Driver would be good too since there’s no GTA competition, and finally make Rayman 4.

  2. Yes, and not one, I played prince of Persian about 4 times, I do really love that game, can’t wait for the remake!!!!

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