Sands of Time remake finally gets a release date….it’s 2026 – WGB


Ubisoft’s deeply troubled Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake briefly appeared at tonight’s Ubisoft Forward event, sparking the briefest moment of hope that it might actually be coming out soon.

It isn’t. Not even close.

What we got was a frankly utterly pointless teaser trailer that lasted a mere 31 seconds. In that trailer we witness a scenic backdrop and time gradually rewinding. The smoke from an extinguished candle slowly spiralled downward until the candle relit and then grew as it collected all of its melted wax. And then the words “Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” appeared on the screen followed by a release date of 2026.

Yup, Ubisoft gave us a boring teaser that showed absolutely nothing for a game that isn’t even going to be out for another two years.

Speaking on a blog post on the Ubisoft website, the remake is said to have entered into the “full production phase”. Ubisoft studios in Toronto, Bucharest, Paris and Pune are all aiding Montreal in getting the game out the door.

Well, the good news is that the project is still alive, I suppose. This remake was announced back in 2020. It was supposed to launch in January of that year, but following poor feedback on its reveal trailer Ubisoft decided to delay its release, and eventually even shifted development to Ubisoft Montreal in 2022.

We last heard about the game at the end of last year when Ubisoft wanted to remind everyone that it was still coming and had entered into the conception phase, indicating that the game was quite a ways off.

Since then though, two entire Prince of Persia games have released in the form of the excellent Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and The Rogue Prince of Persia.

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