The Rogue Prince of Persia delayed to avoid Hades II surprise launch

The Rogue Prince of Persia

Publisher Ubisoft and developer Evil Empire have delayed The Rogue Prince of Persia beyond its near release date next week.

The Rogue Prince of Persia will forgo its May 14th early access release for one sometime later this month – an exact date will be announced next Monday, May 13th.

Developer Evil Empire was cheeky with their reasoning on delaying the game – it’s being delayed because of the surprise release of Hades II.

“Seeing as everyone and their mum is playing that game (including our entire team… and their mums), we have decided to let people have their fun with it before we release The Rogue Prince of Persia,” the developer said.

They added, “While we have every confidence in The Rogue Prince of Persia, it’s not every day that a game in the same genre as you, which is one of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2024, will release into Early Access a week before you plan to do the same. We are not prideful enough to ignore the implications of that, and we truly believe that this short delay is the best decision for us and our Early Access journey.”

The new roguelike take on the Prince of Persia franchise is launching for Windows PC (via Steam).

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