Ubisoft will be holding its second Ubisoft Forward online game showcase this week, taking place on September 10. We know that the publisher will feature Immortals Fenyx Rising, which was once known as Gods & Monsters.
Other than that, Ubisoft has only provided a vague promise of “new games and big news.”
A reporter for Bloomberg, Jason Schreier, has made the claim that one of the major announcements Ubisoft will be making is going to be a remake of Prince of Persia. That prediction was then echoed by other journalists throughout the gaming world who have inside knowledge.
This is not the first we’ve heard of this rumored remake. The retailer Max.com recently published and then quickly pulled a listing for a Prince of Persia Remake that would be released on both the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
We haven’t gotten a full Prince of Persia game in a decade. The Forgotten Sands was the last installment, releasing back in 2010. There was a mobile spin-off game called Escape, which was released by Ubisoft in 2018, but the company has been more focused on titles like Assassin’s Creed in the last 10 years.
When asked about the franchise back in 2013, then Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat noted that Prince of Persia was “paused” for the time being.
“I’m not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans,” Mallat said at the time. “We’ll find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft’s portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest. Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will.”
During the first Ubisoft Forward event, we got release dates for Watch Dogs Legion, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Far Cry 6.
Ubisoft is likely desperate for some positive publicity as the company has had a rough go of things recently.
On top of being constantly hammered for what gamers refer to as predatory microtransactions within their games, many higher ups at the company were allegedly predatory in an entirely different way in their off hours.
The company was hit with a slew of sexual harassment claims, which rocked Ubisoft to its core, forcing a number of higher ups to resign, including Ashraf Ismail, who was working as the director for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.