Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still happening, but might not be out until 2023

Prince of Persia remake.
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Remember Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time—specifically, the remake that bubbled to the surface of Uplay in 2020? It was delayed, and then delayed again, and then fell off the radar almost completely after Ubisoft decided against even showing it off at its E3 press event in June.

That's not a great sign, especially for a game that was supposed to launch just a few months after it was announced (in January 2021) but today Ubisoft put it back on table with a gentle reminder that no, the project is not dead, and yes, it is still actively working on it.

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"We want to take a moment to reassure you that the development of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is still underway, motivated and inspired by your feedback," the publisher tweeted. "We will update you on our progress in the future and want to thank all of you for your unwavering support and patience."

That's the extent of it as far as social media outreach goes, but Ubisoft confirmed in its quarterly financial report today that the Sands of Time remake is expected to be out sometime during its 2022-23 fiscal year. In calendar terms, that puts it somewhere between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2023.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.