Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Release Date, Latest News & Leaks

It looks like the Prince of Persia hasn't stopped living his adventures, as Ubisoft is planning to launch The Sands of Time Remake in 2022-23, and we're here to break down everything you need to know!
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Ubisoft announced the Price of Persia Remake during their 2020 Uplay Event. However, they have experienced numerous delays following the Covid-19 pandemic. This has caused the release date for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake to be delayed by two years, as this upcoming game was supposed to launch in January 2021. But that timeframe has been altered to sometime in 2023, meaning that we shouldn't expect this game to arrive soon.

On October 28th, 2021, Ubisoft gave an update on The Price of Persia Remake by saying:

We want to take a moment to reassure you that the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still underway, motivated and inspired by your feedback. We will update you on our progress in the future and want to thank all of you for your unwavering support and patience.

Ubisoft rebooted Price of Persia in 2003. However, that reboot was short-lived as Ubisoft favored Assassin's Creed's introduction. It was previously revealed that the first Assassin's Creed was meant to be a sequel Prince of Persia game, and ultimately that decision proved favorable for gamers, as Assassin's Creed is an amazing franchise. But the time has come to reintroduce audiences to Price of Persia: The Sands of Time rebooted the franchise in 2003. But that ended quickly when Ubisoft decided that Assassin's Creed was more important.

We want to mention that there are two versions of the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake. One is considered an HD Remaster available for purchase now, while the other is being developed as a complete recreation for next-generation consoles. It's essential to know the difference as we advance.

Is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Coming Out In 2023?

Ubisoft had initially planned to release Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on January 21st, 2021. Unfortunately, postponements followed after developers’ struggled to redesign this twenty-year-old game. Nobody at Ubisoft anticipated numerous challenges would be involved, which only increased as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded. Either way, Ubisoft has confirmed they're still developing The Sands of Time Remake. It will launch for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation4, PlayStation5, and Nintendo Switch.

We don't know the official date for when Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai will release Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Here's hoping it's sooner than later.

Game Setting, Story, And Everything We Know About Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake | All Leaks & Rumors

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The PlayStation4 and Xbox One version of the Prince of Persia | © Ubisoft

You shouldn't worry about the Prince of Persia Remake being unfaithful to the original game, as Ubisoft has promised that they're maintaining the same storyline of Dastan stopping Vizier from getting the Sands of Time. Along the way, he'll face numerous enemies while needing to complete puzzles.

If you haven't played the original game, don't feel bad. It's two decades old, and things have changed within the gaming industry. But we'd recommend taking an interest in The Prince of Persia, as this game introduced time-based mechanics and parkour running. We wouldn't have franchises like Assassin's Creed or Deathloop without The Prince of Persia.

Unfortunately, we cannot tell you about the development details of Ubisoft Mumbai's upcoming remake of The Prince of Persia. This subsidiary of Ubisoft has remained quiet while they've faced various obstacles. However, recent updates provided by Ubisoft Corporate suggest that their development cycle is on track. This means we could be seeing The Sands of Time Remake by 2024-25.

Is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Getting Released On The Xbox And PC?

Ubisoft has disclosed which platforms The Price of Persia will support. It's been rumored that the Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One are both supported for this upcoming remake. Moreover, additional support is being provided to PCs.

It's expected that the PC version of this remake will take longer to develop than its console counterpart. But this isn't surprising considering how often PC platforms like Steam are required to wait for new games.

Will Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Be Part Of The Xbox Game Pass?

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The Prince of Persia is ready for his next adventure. But are you ready? | © Ubisoft

We cannot predict when The Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake will be released onto the Xbox Game Pass. It's almost guaranteed that at some point, Microsoft and Ubisoft will agree to launch this game through the Game Pass.

They've made four previous agreements to launch Ubisoft-developed games onto Xbox. Those included Assassin's Creed Origins, Rainbow Six Siege, Rainbow Six Extraction, and For Honor. All those games are available for download now & we're expecting Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake won't be any different.

Game Trailer

There isn't an official trailer for the upcoming remake of Prince of Persia. However, there is a trailer for the remastered version of this game. It provides excellent information on what to expect from the full-fledged Sands of Time Remake.

We see our prince making the faithful mistake of opening the Sands of Time with his infamous dagger, and we all know the rest from there. A classic tale of love and adventure ensures, with the element of time being our biggest adversary. Just watch for yourself.

Game System Requirements

If rumors circulating Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake are true, then we cannot provide you with an accurate description of the game system requirements. It could be that GPUs and CPUs needed to operate this game are beyond our current expectations. However, we'll update you when Ubisoft provides an official description of PC system requirements.