Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake Announced

Ubisoft made several announcements at their Ubisoft Forward event today. As if using the game's time rewind mechanic, one of these is Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, the rumored revival of the 2003 installment in the Prince of Persia series. This will be released for Windows and consoles on January 21, 2021, with the PC edition offered through the Ubisoft Store and the Epic Games Store. Here's the Official Trailer and here's the announcement:
Today at Ubisoft’s digital press conference, Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced the return of the Prince in Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time Remake, the company’s first full-scale remake. Originally released in 2003, Prince of Persia®: The Sands of Time redefined action adventure gaming with its innovative gameplay, compelling story and lovable characters. Rewinding time once again, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has been developed from the ground up with the Anvil game engine.

Starting January 21, 2021, the game will be available for $39,99 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One family of devices, Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Store on Windows PC and UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service.*

Developed by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is Ubisoft’s first ever full-scale remake, with a fresh approach to combat, puzzle solving and rewinding time. The new design, made with updated technology for today’s gaming systems, include new camera angles and fully remade sequences. Additionally, players will get to see a beautiful and fully reimagined ninth-century Persia through the eyes of the developers in Pune and Mumbai.

Relive the Prince’s journey for redemption after unwittingly releasing the Sands of Time on the Sultan’s Kingdom. As with the original, players will embody the heroic Prince alongside the daughter of the Maharaja, Princess Farah, as they navigate the palace, battle sword-wielding enemies, maneuver trap-filled rooms and ultimately confront the evil Vizier, who controls the Sands of Time. Players continue to progress as they combat enemies and master the art of parkour. Yuri Lowenthal returns, reprising his role as the Prince’s original voice and motion capture actor and players will be introduced to actress Supinder Wraich, who now plays the role of Farah.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake includes the original Prince of Persia game originally released in 1989, which can be unlocked during the Prince’s journey.

Players who pre-order the game will have access to the Back to the Origins set, which includes:

  • The Original Prince outfit from the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • The Prince’s Original Weapons set
  • A Classic Filter that changes the look and feel of the game on the screen, just as if players were playing the game back in time

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Razumen wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 21:16:
jacobvandy wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 19:02:
There's another article today about how this is the product of up to 170 devs working for around two and a half years, and they swear there were no budgetary or time constraints that may have impacted the end result.

It was outsourced to a studio in India (Which Ubisoft owns I believe), which in itself is good for that studio, but they've always been a support studio, so it's no surprise they couldn't pull something like this off to what people expect from a remake these days.

Uhm, wtf then. Like 170 devs for 2.5 years can probably make a game from scratch with this level of graphics. Sounds more like ubi got ripped off by them and didn't have proper milestone deliverables.
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One wonders if they will also include the game breaking save bug.
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jacobvandy wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 19:02:
There's another article today about how this is the product of up to 170 devs working for around two and a half years, and they swear there were no budgetary or time constraints that may have impacted the end result.

It was outsourced to a studio in India (Which Ubisoft owns I believe), which in itself is good for that studio, but they've always been a support studio, so it's no surprise they couldn't pull something like this off to what people expect from a remake these days.
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Sep 11, 2020, 19:02
 
There's another article today about how this is the product of up to 170 devs working for around two and a half years, and they swear there were no budgetary or time constraints that may have impacted the end result.
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Quinn wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 17:34:
This trailer brings back great memories. Ah, nostalgia is sweet but mostly goddamn bitter. But since I'm an IPA fan myself, that's alright.

For 15 bucks, I'll buy this. Any cent above it will probably be a money grab scam.
Price is in story above, a mere $40 no scam to see here! Move along!
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This trailer brings back great memories. Ah, nostalgia is sweet but mostly goddamn bitter. But since I'm an IPA fan myself, that's alright.

For 15 bucks, I'll buy this. Any cent above it will probably be a money grab scam.
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jacobvandy wrote on Sep 11, 2020, 01:56:
Yep... I know I've come off as somewhat of a pedant here before, pointing out the difference between the two terms and when one is being used incorrectly, but the reaction to this is proof: 'remake' carries with it certain expectations of effort and quality that 'remaster' does not. All they had to do was call this the latter and the buzz would not be so negative. Asking $40 isn't doing them any favors either way, though, for something that looks on par with the canceled PoP game that would have come out almost a decade ago.

Yep. Looking at this, I would call it a remaster (and a bad looking one at that ). For me a good definition example of a REMAKE is something like Resident Evil 2 or 3. It is in no way the original Resident Evil 2 or 3 in terms of looks and format and they've even spiced things up a bit so it's not like you know EVERYTHING to expect. That is a remake for me in the same vein you have so many movie remakes. Most of those are in no way a frame by frame copy of the original and a lot of them have twists in the end or something they change so you aren't seeing an exact replica of the original.

Remaster on the other hand, well have you heard of a REMASTERED movie? That usually means, better picture quality and sound enhancements on whatever movie they're remastering, which could be a movie from frikin 1970s...

All I see here is maybe they've sharpened up the textures but not that dramatically. This should be called a remaster though without a doubt.
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Yep... I know I've come off as somewhat of a pedant here before, pointing out the difference between the two terms and when one is being used incorrectly, but the reaction to this is proof: 'remake' carries with it certain expectations of effort and quality that 'remaster' does not. All they had to do was call this the latter and the buzz would not be so negative. Asking $40 isn't doing them any favors either way, though, for something that looks on par with the canceled PoP game that would have come out almost a decade ago.
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Whoa, there's a cut scene where they're both nekkid. INSTABUY.
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fakespyder wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 22:25:
It is getting a lot of dislikes...

Look forward to seeing more in-game footage. I hope they add more enemy and player moves during combat. While SoT is my favourite of the trilogy, I feel the combat in Warrior Within was more fun.
Hilariously more dislikes than likes.

No they won't, they are doing this without any changes in gameplay. They can't even be bothered to put in more than minimal work on this whole project.
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Re: SoT was awesome!
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Ant wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 21:48:
I wonder if they are remastering the fantastic sound tracks.

If I could turn back time....
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It is getting a lot of dislikes...

Look forward to seeing more in-game footage. I hope they add more enemy and player moves during combat. While SoT is my favourite of the trilogy, I feel the combat in Warrior Within was more fun.
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SoT was awesome!
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SoT was awesome! Sep 10, 2020, 21:48
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I wonder if they are remastering the fantastic sound tracks.
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 21:38:
Dev wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 21:25:
PoP:SoT was my favorite!

I can get not doing more than up-scaling the cimematics, but hardly touching the game itself? Ugh.
Plus, I was really hoping they'd add some of the cut content you can see in some of the original game trailers. But nope!

ALSO!! WTF ABOUT THE EPILOGUE! That Ubi released as a sorta content update dlc thing for consoles and not PC at the time?! Are the MFERS going to bother to port that into the remake after shafting us the first go around? At least then us PC gamers would get content we haven't been able to experience before!

What part of "money grab" do you not understand?
Ugh. I guess I'm too idealistic. I was hoping it was just a small money grab with some genuine improvements and not just some paint slapped in a big money grab.

I mean I guess they didn't care or pay attention to the crysis outcry with people saying how crappy the remake was and the efforts to improve things there. Like just because it's nostalgia, doesn't mean people are blind idiots.

I've got the original game still if I want it at it's current state. Also it's only sale for $2 on steam right now if anyone hasn't played it yet. There sure as HECK isn't 20x the improvement over that price to justify $40 !
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Dev wrote on Sep 10, 2020, 21:25:
PoP:SoT was my favorite!

I can get not doing more than up-scaling the cimematics, but hardly touching the game itself? Ugh.
Plus, I was really hoping they'd add some of the cut content you can see in some of the original game trailers. But nope!

ALSO!! WTF ABOUT THE EPILOGUE! That Ubi released as a sorta content update dlc thing for consoles and not PC at the time?! Are the MFERS going to bother to port that into the remake after shafting us the first go around? At least then us PC gamers would get content we haven't been able to experience before!

What part of "money grab" do you not understand?
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PoP:SoT was my favorite!

I can get not doing more than up-scaling the cimematics, but hardly touching the game itself? Ugh.
Plus, I was really hoping they'd add some of the cut content you can see in some of the original game trailers. But nope!

ALSO!! WTF ABOUT THE EPILOGUE! That Ubi released as a sorta content update dlc thing for consoles and not PC at the time?! Are the MFERS going to bother to port that into the remake after shafting us the first go around? At least then us PC gamers would get content we haven't been able to experience before!
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UUum, yeah. I was excited to hear they were doing a remake entirely - but this does look like 2x gens back from where we are now.
Shouldn't it look almost as good as AC: Odyssey ?? Really disappointed in that video....
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Graphically, this looks like they made this during the 360/PS3 era, then forgot about it, and after remembering decided to move to to current systems.

It looks like there's no Steam release either. EGS and UPlay. Dumb.
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I was thinking of picking up the 2003 version on Steam sale so I guess I'll just wait for the remake.
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