Ubisoft Announces Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake
Ubisoft has announced the remake of 2003’s fan-favourite game, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, during its Ubisoft Forward presentation. Developed by Ubisoft Mumbai and Ubisoft Pune, the Sands of Time is the company’s first full-scale remake.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake comes with enhanced visuals, gameplay, and audio. Yuri Lowenthal, who was the voice actor for the prince in the original game, has reprised his role for the remake and Supinder Wraich plays the role of princess Farah. Ubisoft Pune’s game director Pierre-Sylvain Gires revealed that the game is made using the Anvil engine, which is also used for the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Gires explained why the company went for remaking the Sands of Time instead of rebooting the franchise or creating a remaster. Gires said, “It’s a remake because we rebuilt everything from scratch, and we also had the chance to work with motion capture, and to have Yuri and Supinder Wraich as the Princess for the cinematics. So, motion capture, facial animation, we also re-recorded all the dialogue and all the lines, so that’s why we call it a remake and not a remaster. A reboot would have meant like we would have also reworked on the design and the level design, but as we wanted to stay true to the original story, we recreated all the levels to play on the nostalgia for the players, but allow new players to have a very smooth experience, because we revisited three [things]: mainly the camera, combat, the navigation has been reworked completely.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake releases on January 21, 2021 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.