The remake had been previously scheduled for a March 18 release, which it had been delayed to after plans for a January 2021 release.
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Another update from Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/O6OOmYXhOD
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) February 5, 2021
Ubisoft first announced the Sands of Time Remake at its Ubisoft Forward event in September, confirming it would be using the Assassin’s Creed Anvil engine and would see the return of actor Yuri Lowenthal as the Prince.
In December, Ubisoft announced the remake’s push from January to March, citing the unpredictable development hurdles in the face of COVID-19 and its impact on 2020, saying “However, 2020 has been a year like no other. Today we wanted to let you know that we are taking additional time to work on the game….We believe this is the right call to ensure we deliver a game you will enjoy.” With this latest delay, there is no new release date or window, but Ubisoft says it will keep players “posted on the progress.”IGN’s original Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time review called the game “a must own — a soon-to-be-classic worthy of a permanent place in your collection.”
The remake is set to cost $39.99 and be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store, the Ubisoft store on Windows, and UPlay+. And there are still no announced plans for PS5 or Xbox Series X versions of the game, but it will be playable on next-gen console via backward compatibility.
Jonathon Dornbush is IGN’s Senior News Editor, host of Podcast Beyond!, and PlayStation lead. Talk to him on Twitter @jmdornbush.