The second Ubisoft Forward stream has been confirmed for September 10, and it might feature the return of a dormant franchise. According to a report, a Prince of Persia remake will be announced during the event next week.
Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier mentioned in the latest episode of the Triple Click podcast (via Video Games Chronicle) that the remake will be featured in the upcoming stream, after previously leaking a few weeks ago. Schreier offered no additional details on what the remake might entail but did mention that it would be one of a few new games announced at the event.
If true, this will be the first full installment the series has seen since 2010, which saw the launch of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Since then Assassin’s Creed has become one of Ubisoft’s main focuses, with Prince of Persia’s name only attached to experimental experiences such as escape rooms and VR-exclusive titles.
Back in 2018, series creator Jordan Mechner expressed interest in seeing the series revived, but little has suggested as much since. Earlier this year a gameplay demo of a cancelled Prince of Persia sequel surfaced (after being hosted online for years without being discovered), which Ubisoft quickly took down a few hours later.
Ubisoft Forward is taking place on September 10, with Immortals: Fenyx Rising expected to feature prominently. The game, formally known as Gods and Monsters, hasn’t been seen since its reveal at E3 2019.
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