Ubisoft has delayed Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake from its originally scheduled January 21, 2021 release date. The upcoming remake of the platforming classic will now launch on March 18, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia Twitter account announced the news, with the development team saying, “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. 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. With that, the release date of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been moved to March 18, 2021. We believe this is the right call to ensure we will deliver a game you will enjoy.
“Thank you for your patience and continued support for Prince of Persia and we hope you stay safe and healthy this holiday season.”
An update from the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake dev team: pic.twitter.com/zKCoJPkzmM
— Prince of Persia (@princeofpersia) December 8, 2020
The remake of the beloved 2003 platformer was announced earlier this year during the Ubisoft Forward presentation. While fans were excited about Prince of Persia’s return, many were left dissatisfied by its character models. Ubisoft later explained the decision behind its visual style.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will retail for $40 when it launches in March, and includes the original 1989 Prince of Persia as an unlockable bonus. Those who preorder the Sands of Time Remake will also receive the “Back to the Origins” bonus set, which comes with The Original Prince outfit from The Sands of Time, The Prince’s Original Weapons set, and a Classic Filter that will make players feel like they’re playing on a retro screen.
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