Sands Of Time was the highlight of the modern games.
Prince Of Persia 2008 was train wreck - terrible art direction; whiny annoying American prince; supernatural nonsense; infantile humour, etc. It had absolutely nothing to do with the Prince Of Persia brand.
The Forgotten Sands was alright but obviously not enough to keep the franchise alive.
I can't say I'm surprised to see the franchise on hiatus but it's probably for the best.