Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, the remake of the beloved action game, has been delayed.
A tweet from the official Ubisoft UK Twitter account announced the remake, which was originally revealed in early September and scheduled for release on January 21, 2021, has now been delayed to March 18, 2021.
Ubisoft’s reasoning for delaying the Prince of Persia remake is a common one: COVID-19 and the many complications that a year like 2020 has presented.
“We are excited to put this game in your hands, as we retell the story of the Prince and Farah in a reimagined 11th century Persia,” Ubisoft wrote, thanking fans for their patience. “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.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will cost $39.99 and be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Epic Games Store, the Ubisoft store on Windows, and UPlay+. There will be no PS5 or Xbox Series X version of the game, but it will be playable on next-gen console via backward compatibility.
The Remake is being developed by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and is using the same Anvil engine that powers the Assassin’s Creed games. Voice actor Yuri Lowenthal is returning as the Prince. You can read our interview with Ubisoft Pune’s Game Director Pierre-Sylvain Gires, where he explains how and why Ubisoft is remaking the 2003 classic.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/time traveler for IGN.