Jordan Mechner directed the Prince of Persia franchise, which underwhelmed the public with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, which was praised by others. The Prince of Persia franchise was successful throughout the years, but it ended up being phased out for Assassin's Creed.
Fans of the Prince of Persia series have been anticipating the remake of The Sands of Time that Ubisoft has announced as being on the way. However, the company has recently revealed that it is reducing its expenses to only the essentials. This may be bad news for the Prince of Persia franchise, which may not have a high priority.
Ubisoft Is Redirecting Its Focus
Ubisoft is a large company with facilities around the world, which allows it to complete many projects at the same time. However, it does not have infinite resources, and it has to make choices and set priorities to manage its vast stable of franchises. While this may mean that fan favorites are sometimes overlooked, it is a product of Ubisoft having to balance appealing to investors with pleasing the greatest number of gamers.
Ubisoft has decided to reduce its expenses and refocus on smaller projects that have a higher priority, according to Kotaku. A smaller unannounced premium game could be Assassin's Creed Rift, a rumored spin-off game based on Basim from Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Bad news for Ubisoft fans arrived during the conference, as it was revealed that Splinter Cell VR and Ghost Recon Frontline have been canceled. These changes may be disappointing to many gamers, but they do not mean that Ubisoft will be void of any games, since Assassin's Creed Infinity is still being developed. However, the news does cast a shadow on some of the company's less popular franchises, such as Prince of Persia.
The Future of Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia was a fast-paced platformer that experimented with time travel strategies and developed action-adventure elements prior to Assassin's Creed. The series has a long cultural legacy within gaming.
Prince of Persia seemed to be improving for the first time in years when Ubisoft announced a remake of 2003's The Sands of Time, which was later postponed until March 2021, and it was later postponed indefinitely due to Ubisoft's recent changes. It's also possible that the announced remake has been completely canceled if it was deemed not worth the financial risk.
This does not imply that Prince of Persia will be terminated, but it is also not a reason to be optimistic. The Prince of Persia franchise has a long history, and it is still alive with potential. Hopefully, Ubisoft will give it the attention it deserves.
The remake of The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is in the works.