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I sometimes feel very alone in this, but I mostly enjoyed the recent, colorful Prince of Persia reboot that Ubisoft released in 2008. However, a recent interview revealed that the publisher was also working on a completely different reboot for the character taking place in a modern day setting.
Speaking to CVG, ex-Ubisoft art director Jonathan Jacques-Belletête revealed that he had been involved with "a spin-off for Prince of Persia...in contemporary time." He described the project as "completely out of left field" and referred to it by the title "Prince of Persia Zero." The game was "a bit Day After Tomorrow, but replace the snow with sand...."
Jacques-Belletête said that despite the project being "really wicked," it was canceled. He also made reference to a PS2/Xbox version of the Assassin's Creed franchise that was in the works at the time.
It's too bad that this project will never see the light of day. Jacques-Belletête noted that next-gen Assassin's Creed and the 2008 Prince reboot were already in the works, so they weren't the reason behind the cancellation, although CVG speculates that Prince of Persia Zero may have been treading a little too closely to Assassin Creed's territory.
So any news on the 2008 reboot series?
I liked the reboot too. Not as much as the Sands of Time trilogy, but still worth playing.
Thats funny, as I read the title I was thinking it was almost like Assassins Creed but the opposite. Where maybe a modern day character was an ancestor of a past prince but without the going back in time feel. Too bad its cancelled tho I got a little excited.
I'm a huge Prince of Persia fan.
I've enjoyed every Prince of Persia game that has been made, so this is sad news =(
The 2008 Prince of Persia was pretty. But it was a bit too easy. Yes, I know it's a popular complaint, but it's true. And I'm not necessarily referring to the whole "Saved by a hand when about to die!", but the battles often became Quick Time Events with the same animations previewing each event. I only had to pay attention for 1 second before I knew which button to press/mash.
The story was also...a bit weak. Argh, and that final boss battle...well, I'll stop ranting.
The game was purdy though...
Please be Fresh Prince of Persia! That's all I see when I look at that original photo above XD
What a shame. That could have been a real cool game.
I personally want to see another 2008 sequel I hate when games end on cliffhangers and we never see the conclusion. That just makes me feel cheated.
I still want a 2008 POP sequel. That game was absolutely fantastic (One of the few games that are just a true joy to play) and it needs an ending. I hate being left hanging.
that sounds kind of cool
Aw. I actually liked the 2008 PoP, though I will acknowledge it was a collection-fest. A PoP in a modern setting sounds amazing, to be honest. I love urban fantasy.
I LOVED the 2008 PoP. They must make a sequel to it. Now.
Woah, wait, what? Assassian's Creed on the PS2? I thought it was on the PS3...? After all, I played it on the PS3... I'm confused!
I have to try 2008 PoP.
The Reboot sucked in my opinion. I think Ubisoft needs to let go of the POP series and move on to something else.
You are not alone, Phil. The only Prince of Persia I've ever enjoyed is the colorful 2008 "reboot".