And finally, here is the least likely Ubisoft game to see release in 2023, or possibly ever. Which is incredibly sad.
The original 2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was revealing. An exceptional game that reinvented the way to play all third person action games, with its incredible time rewind mechanism and fabulous 3D platforming. Sadly, no one else ever had the good sense to copy it, and 20 years later we’re still stuck in a quagmire of action games that keep killing us, rather than letting us keep going. Oh, and there was this Jake Gyllenyhaal movie to put salt in the wound.
A remake was announced in 2020, with the ambitious release date of January 2021. Spoiler alert: that didn’t happen, and maybe that was for the best, given how bad it looked horrible in the trailer above. It was then rather optimistically delayed until March 21, before they apparently admitted it looked like a PS3 game, and threw it on the road. Later that year, Ubisoft said it would appear in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, then took it from Indian developers Ubisoft Mumbai and gave it to Ubisoft Montreal, before announcing another delay. last May, without even guessing an exercise.
Last November, things looked even worse when Ubisoft canceled all pre-orders and returned everyone’s money. Might be a useful lesson on why you probably shouldn’t pre-order games that don’t exist yet. The editor insist that the game is not canceledbut has yet to suggest a new release date, which means it’s unlikely possibly even in 2024.
But hey, it’ll probably come out anyway before Beyond Good and Evil 2.