Hey guys, according to gamespot.com, Ubisoft may be working on another 2D Prince of Persia game using the Rayman Legends engine.
|“|| French website Le Portail du Jeu Video claims it was told that, like Rayman, the Prince’s legs, arms, and other body parts will animate independently of each other, making him look like a 3D model. As with other Prince of Persia games, the Prince will run, swordfight, and perform various acrobatics to avoid traps. Ubisoft’s upcoming Child of Light, which mixes RPG and 2D platforming, is another game that uses the UbiArt Framework.|
According to the site, the game in question is being developed in Ubisoft Montpellier, which is also responsible for Rayman Legends and Rayman Origins.
Back in January 2013, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat said that the Prince of Persia franchise had been “paused,” but that it would return in the future.
Ubisoft released a few forgettable mobile Prince of Persia games in the last couple of years, but the last serious entry in the franchise was 2010’s Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
My biggest problem is that the PoP game is 2D and not your standard 3D game. Moreover, Ubisoft only appears to be making PoP games so as not to lose the licence or rights to Jordan Mechner's material, not necessarily because they want to do something innovative or remotely interesting with it.
UPDATE: from Game Font.com:
|“|| A Ubisoft representative responded to GameFront’s email requests for clarification on the situation, but hasn’t really clarified much.
“This is something we’re handling internally, so we don’t have anything to share,” the email reads. “Thanks for your understanding.”
As far as “no comments” go, this one is a little cryptic. Though we originally thought the evidence that @UbiDrew was an actual Ubisoft employee was flimsy, the email suggests we might have been wrong about that. It certainly doesn’t answer the question outright, though.
We’ll continue to keep an ear to the ground for any additional info that might clear up whether this is a legitimate leak or a hoax.