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Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake lead developer changes

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Ubisoft originally announced its Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake project two years ago aiming at an early 2021 launch, bringing back the franchise after a 10-year hiatus. However, the project has suffered multiple delays, and currently does not have a launch window attached to it. Today, another update from Ubisoft revealed that the main studios working on the game has been changed entirely.

Until now, Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Pune have led the development of the remake, but with the change up, Ubisoft Montréal is taking the reins.

"The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be led by Ubisoft Montréal, the very birth place of the epic Sands of Time trilogy," said Ubisoft's update today for fans. "This decision is an important step and the team, building upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time they need to regroup on the scope of the game to deliver you the best expeirence for this remake of an all-time classic, when it's ready."

It's unclear what sort of scope change is being carried out internally. Originally, the project touted enhanced graphics, a combat overhaul, new mo-cap assisted animations, and even Yuri Lowenthal returning to reprise his voice role as the Prince. Fan reactions to the remake's visuals haven't been positive, however, which may have fueled the continuous delays.

When it finally comes out, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will be releasing on PC (Uplay and Epic Games Store), Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch for $39.99. While the remake goes through a development shake up, there are rumors circulating of Ubisoft working on a new Price of Persia game as well.

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