So the launch of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has been pushed. Bad news for fans of the classic platformer, but very understandable. The game originally revealed in-depth during the recent 2020 Ubisoft Forward and was targeting a release date of January 31, 2021. For reasons that will become clear, that’s no longer happening.
In a Facebook post (no longer available), Ubisoft Czech Republic apologized for the delay but hopes that things will be better. 2020 has been a hard year for everyone, and games are getting delayed all over the place. So it makes since that the team would try to do something better than rush the game out.
The announcement was pretty clear, “Today we would like to inform you that we need more time to complete the game. With that, the release date of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been moved to March 18, 2021.” That new release date comes as the studio tried its best, but just couldn’t get the game ready in time, and decided to push it back. “We believe this is the right decision to ensure we deliver a game you like. Thank you for your patience and continued support of the Prince of Persia, and we hope you remain safe and healthy during this holiday season.”
That delay will give the team time to pepper a much better visual flair and engaging gameplay into the remake. As the company described it, 2020 has been “a year like no other.” And frankly, everyone deserves a little break.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The remake will feature improved visuals and a new look, but there is a way to go back in time. If you want to get access to a visual filter designed to mimic the older look but with modern performance, you can get it by pre-ordering the game. The Back to the Origins set included with all pre-orders will give the game a look akin to the original 2003 version.