Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Postponed, No New Release Date Announced

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake

Ubisoft have announced Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been delayed, with no new release date.

Developed by Ubisoft Pune (with the original being developed by Ubisoft Montreal), the game was originally slated for January 21st for Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, and Uplay), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It was later delayed to March 18th, citing “2020 has been a year like no other.”

Now it has been delayed again, but with no new release date confirmed. The reason cited was to ensure the game “feels fresh while remaining faithful to the original.” This may have been prompted by fan feedback on trailers and screenshots already released.

You can find the full statement below.

“Since announcing Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake in September, we saw an outpouring of feedback from you on this beloved franchise. It is your passion and support that is driving our development teams to make the best game possible. With that said, we have made the decision to shift the release for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake to a later date. This extra development time will enable our teams to deliver a remake that feels fresh while remaining faithful to the original.

We understand the update might come as a surprise and we will continue to keep you posted on the progress of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake. In the meantime, we want to thank you for all your ongoing support.”

You can find the full rundown on the game (via Ubisoft) below.

The Prince has returned! Experience the classic tale that redefined action-adventure gaming in this full-scale remake for a new generation.


  • You are the Prince of Persia. Embark on a journey to save your kingdom from the treacherous Vizier.
  • Master the Sands of Time and use your dagger to reverse, accelerate, freeze, and slow time itself.
  • Fight cursed enemies and solve puzzles along the way.
  • Experience incredible graphical enhancements and re-designed gameplay mechanics. Unlock Prince of Persia, the original game from 1989, along your journey.

Image: Epic Games Store



Ryan was a former Niche Gamer contributor.

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