After an indefinite delay and months without an update, Ubisoft has announced that it is moving the development of its long-awaited The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time a remake of his studio located in Montreal, Canada. Ubisoft also confirmed that On the edge that it is no longer aimed at release in fiscal 2023, which lasts until March 31, 2023 in Canada. The game has been running at Ubisoft’s India-based studios in Mumbai and Pune since 2020.

“The development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake will now be guided by Ubisoft Montréal, the birthplace of the epic trilogy Sands of Time”, the initials of Ubisoft message on Twitter reads. “This decision is an important step and the team, building on the work done by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time to regroup the scope of the game to provide the best experience for this remake of all time classic when ready.”

Beyond assisting with games like Just dance and Steep, The sands of time the remake marks the first major title that Ubisoft Mumbai and Pune Studios have led development. Ubisoft did not expand what made him change studios.

“We are proud of the work done by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Montreal will benefit from their knowledge as the new team continues to work to make a great remake,” Ubisoft spokesman Antoine Leduc-Label said in a statement. On the edge. “As such, we are no longer focusing on the 23rd financial year. Players will be kept informed of the project as developments move. “

The sands of time In particular, the remake should be a remaster of the game – not just a reskin – built from Ubisoft’s AnvilNext engine. It was originally scheduled for release in January 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. There is still no word on optimization for the Series X / S or PS5.

Problems with the pandemic have led Ubisoft to insist The sands of timedate of placing on the market up to several months until he later decided to postpone the release of the game indefinitely. The latest Ubisoft update for the game came in October last year, which simply assured fans that the developers are still working on the game.

Updated May 12, 12:42 PM ET: This post has been updated to reflect that Ubisoft has slowed down The sands of time reworking by the end of fiscal 2023. A statement from a Ubisoft spokesman has also been added.

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