While Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Rework, do it again is absolutely, definitely Not Ubisoft says the publisher is still offering refunds to those who may have pre-ordered the game after early announcement in September 2020.
That comes from the FAQ, Posted Mondayto reply “Lots of questions from our community,” regarding the fate of the project. You may remember that, in February 2021 – a month after the game’s original launch date and a month before its revised shipping date – Ubisoft tells people Sands of Time Remake has been delayed indefinitely.
Then, this May, the game’s official Twitter account resurfaced with the news that development had been done from Ubisoft’s studios in Pune and Mumbai, India, and assigned to Ubisoft Montreal. Still no revised release date has been given.
“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake To be not canceled [emphasis theirs],” wrote Ubisoft. “The game is currently in development at Ubisoft Montreal.” That said, “there are currently no plans to remake any other Prince of Persia titles,” which makes sense given the difficulties they’ve had in making this film.
Of course, “since the game doesn’t currently have a release date,” Ubisoft has decided to continue canceling pre-orders and offering refunds where necessary.
Obviously, the publisher wants to get the news in the proper order here, as canceling pre-orders outright would lead most people to assume the game has been scrapped. Which, frankly, it could be. If Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time with no launch date or window and no pre-orders available, it’s like Whopper has no burgers or sandwiches: nothing.
Remember, actual video game makers never announced the cancellation of a title after they have announced, especially if the announcement is made on the stage of a trade show or during a live presentation. It will only become a cloud of brands abandoned and unlisted years later.