The Prince of Persia franchise has been left by the wayside since The Forgotten Sands in 2013 (itself quickly forgotten about by most). There has been the The Shadow and the Flame remake for mobile devices, but not even a hint of a mainline entry for years. One of the longest-running series’ in gaming history is effectively dormant until Ubisoft figures out what they want to do with it, if anything.
However, the game’s original creator, Jordan Mechner, has hinted that he’s currently trying to convince Ubisoft to raise the prince from his slumber.
Chrissy, I know a few other people who feel the same way. We’re doing our best to make it happen! https://t.co/guYWh1n0E8
“Chrissy, I know a few other people who feel the same way. We’re doing our best to make it happen!”
This is in no way confirmation that pre-production has begun on a new Prince of Persia game, but rather that the minds behind the series may possibly be in the very early stages of pitching its resurrection. Mechner, who was also instrumental behind-the-scenes of the film adaptation of Sands of Time (one of the few video game movies that aren’t outright terrible) seems passionate about giving the series another chance, so there might be a glimmer of hope for it yet. It seems unlikely, but perhaps they could go down the American McGee route with his Alice series?
A new Prince of Persia has been murmured about for a few years, but the only “real” hope was of a screenshot that turned out to be for an (at the time) in-development Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Considering the AC series started out as an offshoot of the Prince of Persia series, it’s a little wild to think that only one is still around.