The Prince of Persia franchise has been a source of joy for fans, with the last installment in 2010. But now, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is set to be released on January 15, 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, and Nintendo Switch. A free demo is also available for players to enjoy. Additionally, a remake of The Sands of Time is still expected.
The significance of Prince of Persia in Ubisoft’s history cannot be overstated. The franchise’s roots date back to 1989 and have since evolved across different platforms. The games’ focus on mobility, combat, and mystical elements, particularly The Sands of Time mechanics, has garnered immense popularity.
The original Prince of Persia installment in 1989 was a cult classic, while the Sands of Time saga, which began in 2003, became iconic in the video game industry. Throughout the years, the series has seen various improved versions, ports, remasters, and remakes. Notable examples include Prince of Persia Classic in 2007 and Prince of Persia: HD Trilogy in 2010.
What many may not realize is that Prince of Persia played a crucial role in the creation of Assassin’s Creed. After the success of The Sands of Time, Ubisoft began working on a new project for the seventh generation of consoles, which eventually evolved into Assassin’s Creed. The assassins’ concept gained momentum within the studio, leading to the decision to move away from the Prince of Persia universe.
Ultimately, Prince of Persia was overshadowed by the success of Assassin’s Creed and other Ubisoft franchises. However, it is interesting to note that both Prince of Persia and Splinter Cell, both relegated to the background, are now set to receive remakes – a testament to their enduring legacy. It’s undeniable that the origins of the proud assassins in Assassin’s Creed can be traced back to the legend of the Prince of Persia.