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Prince of Persia Franchise on Pause

/ Jan 30th, 2013 No Comments

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

The Prince of Persia franchise has been put on “pause” by Ubisoft, according to Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat.

Speaking to media outlet IGN, Mallet said the series is temporarily being put on hold while the company decides what is next for the franchise.

Ubisoft has no plans to cancel or retire the Prince of Persia series. Mallet reassured fans of the franchise it is an important staple in the Ubisoft portfolio and called it just as important as any Ubisoft franchise. However, the company feels Prince of Persia needs some time to rest and, hopefully, to grow.

[adsense250itp]Prince of Persia was originally released in 1989 for the Apple II home computer system. Since then, the franchise has spread through several games across multiple gaming platforms.

The most recent game to release in the Prince of Persia saga came when Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands hit store shelves in 2010. A movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, also released in 2010. Despite being developed by Disney and written by series creator Jordan Mechner, the film fell well short of expectations both financially and critically.

Last year, a supposed screenshot from a new Prince of Persia game was leaked and posted by several media outlets. However, Ubisoft never confirmed the image and it was soon forgotten.

It is unfortunate a series with such an established, rich history gets this type of fate. There is no telling what kind of impact the bad movie adaptation had to do with the cease in video game development for the series. However, it would not be surprising to see a complete reboot of the Prince of Persia franchise. Perhaps a next-generation Prince of Persia is exactly what the franchise needs to be successful again.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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