Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been delayed yet again following Ubisoft’s decision of taking Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai off of the project and putting it back into the hands of original Sands of Time Trilogy developer Ubisoft Montreal. A statement shared by the French gaming giant today can confirm that while Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still in development, the game is no longer targeting a FY23 release. Ubisoft’s statement was prompted by the game being delisted at GameStop and other retailers earlier today, which had led many to believe that the project had been canceled. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was originally supposed to release over a year ago on January 21, 2021.
“The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal,” Ubisoft wrote in its statement. “We’re proud of the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Montreal will benefit from their learnings as the new team will continue the work to deliver a great remake.”
“As a consequence, we are no longer targeting a FY23 release anymore and the game has been delisted,” the company added. “If players wish to cancel their preorder they are invited to contact their retailer. They will be updated on the project as the development is moving along.”
This is not the first time the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been delayed. After being announced in 2020 the remake was set to be released in 2021 before being delayed to Fiscal year 23. The project also moved development teams from Ubisoft Pune and Mumbai to Ubisoft Montreal.
A new release window has not been revealed, but it looks like it will be some time before the Prince returns.