Ubisoft unveiled Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake today. However, instead of exciting fans for the return of the franchise, it got panned for its graphics.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was unveiled at today’s Ubisoft Forward digital event. The game is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is described as 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,” Ubisoft says.
The remake is scheduled for release on January 21, 2021.
Fan reaction is largely negative
But fans are not very pleased with what they see. So far, the game has far more downvotes than upvotes on YouTube. And the comments are even more unforgiving.
“This looks like a game they made seven years ago but just forgot to release it,” one user commented. Another user snarkly remarked: “Oh, thank goodness. They’re remaking Sands of Time for PS3 and [Xbox] 360.”
I fall somewhere in-between agreeing with users and still being excited about the remake. The trailer does not live up to expectations for a late-gen PS4 and Xbox One game. I agree with that.
That being said, it does still look like a massive improvement over the original game, which was released in 2003 on GameCube, PS2, and Xbox.
Why didn’t Ubisoft just hold off on this for PS5 and Xbox Series X to leverage the full power of next-gen consoles? It seems like a big missed opportunity.