Prince of Persia: Sands of Time remake now targeting 2026, gets briefest of trailers

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time’s troubled remake has resurfaced during tonight’s Ubisoft Forward showcase with the news it’ll finally be arriving in 2026, some six years after it was initially revealed. More happily, Price of Persia: The Lost Crown and The Rogue Prince of Persia both have new updates launching today.

Ubisoft revealed it was remaking Sands of Time back in September 2020, when it was originally due to launch the following January. However, following a less than positive reception to its debut trailer, Ubisoft announced the first of several delays for the project, eventually moving it from original developers Ubisoft Pune and Mumbai to Ubisoft Montreal.

When we last heard from the remake at the end of 2023, Ubisoft announced it had “passed an important internal milestone”, but things didn’t sound especially far along given the publisher had revealed the rebooted project was still in the “conception” phase in May. A year on, it seems the Sands of Time remake still isn’t a state that Ubisoft is confident to show; its re-appearance during tonight’s showcase was anticlimactic to say the least, taking the form of a 30-second teaser trailer showing… a candle. We did, at least, get an updated release window, with Ubisoft confirming the remake is now targeting a 2026 launch.

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