In a disappointing, yet not surprising statement, Ubisoft has officially confirmed that the long-awaited Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, will not meet its initially scheduled release date of January 2021 and is instead should be expected to land in March 2021.
The remake of the stunningly popular 2003 release was announced in September 2020, with some arguing even at the time that the expected launch date of January was ambitious due to the pandemic climate. However, at the time Ubisoft seemed pretty confident that they had taken the impacts of the dreaded COVID-19 into account and would have no issues delivering on time.
Clearly, something changed on that front, with the formal statement coming on Tuesday via Twitter, that it would be a further two months before fans could once again take on the role of the legendary Prince and save the kingdom from the dreaded Vizier. The delay was not met with a welcome response from fans, lamenting over the additional two months. As expected, COVID-19 is to blame for the delay.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake has been postponed to 18th March 2021.
More details from the Dev Team here: pic.twitter.com/vWLavVxNyZ
— Ubisoft_UK (@Ubisoft_UK) December 8, 2020
But with Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time promising to be a faithful remake, with improved graphics and character models, it is shaping up to be well worth the wait. And with the commonality in which games are released prematurely, bugs and all, it seems Ubisoft is doing the responsible thing and making sure they allocate enough time to make sure fans will receive a quality product at launch.
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