As COVID-19 continues to ravage the globe, so too does the gaming industry suffer in the form of release date delays. Ubisoft isn’t immune to this. As it turns out, neither is their Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake.
Ubisoft recently announced on Twitter and other social media platforms that they’ve delayed the release of their remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. The original release date was January 21, 2021. Now, the new release date is March 18, 2021.
Aside from the release delay, the other elements of the remake are presumably the same. Or at the very least, Ubisoft has not come out with an official announcement yet. So we can still expect the game to be for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC come March 18.
Prince of Persia Delayed by Sands of Time
The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake delay itself doesn’t come as a surprise. At least, it shouldn’t. I mean seriously, have you seen the news about the raging pandemic? Regardless though, instead of seeing the delay as something bad, we could try to find the silver lining in this.
The delay could potentially result in the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake seeing a release on next-generation consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X. It probably won’t be likely, given that it’s currently only for the PS4 and Xbox One. Remaking it for the next-gen consoles would take a lot more time than that. We can still dream though.
At the very least though, this delay might give Ubisoft a chance to set some things right with their Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake. Namely, in regards to graphics. I like Uncharted‘s art style, but Ubisoft copying that seems a bit…dated? It’d be nice if they did something a bit more unique, like the cel-shading for the 2008 reboot of Prince of Persia.
Ubisoft‘s remake of The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time will have its release date be delayed until March 18, 2021. Honestly, it’s not so bad. A delay of a couple of months from its original release date of January 21, 2021 is fairly short in the grand scheme of things. It could’ve been worse. Really.