Hey, remember Prince of Persia? So does Ubisoft. But that doesn’t mean you can expect a new game in that franchise any time soon.
Ubisoft Montreal is the team responsible for both the 2008 reboot and the 2010 movie tie-in The Forgotten Sands. However, CEO Yannis Mallat confirmed that the series is currently taking a break. “I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused.”
Speaking to IGN, Mallat said that fans shouldn’t be concerned by the franchise’s status. “I’m not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans,” he said. “We’ll find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft’s portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest. Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will.”
He added that “we said the same thing for some other brands that suddenly popped up because a team is willing to do it.” Let’s not forget the 26 year gap between Zombi and ZombiU, folks.
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Prince of Persia is ‘paused’ for now, needs ‘time to breathe’