Prince Of Persia Creator Trying To Revive Franchise

Maybe we'll see a new game in the near future.

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Although it was once a well-known and popular series, Prince of Persia went a little quiet during the PS3/Xbox 360 generation. A film based on the series and the most recent mainline game both launched in 2010, and since then, it's pretty much disappeared. But there may still be hope that the series could return: creator Jordan Mechner recently stated that he's working to resurrect Prince of Persia.

This week, model and TV host Chrissy Teigen posted on Twitter about how she had enjoyed Prince of Persia and wondered if the franchise was still alive. Mechner saw this post and responded, explaining that he and others are trying to garner interest in bringing it back. "Chrissy, I know a few other people who feel the same way," he said. "We're doing our best to make it happen!"

Mechner developed the very first Prince of Persia game, which originally launched in 1989. Since then, he's helped with several other Prince of Persia games, including the first reboot in 2001 after Ubisoft took over publishing rights.

It is unclear if Ubisoft would consider publishing another Prince of Persia game. Assassin's Creed is often viewed as Ubisoft's successor franchise to Prince of Persia, considering their gameplay and setting similarities. With Assassin's Creed still going strong, Ubisoft may opt to focus on one third-person, historical action series. In the meantime, if you want to check out one of the previous games, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is backwards compatible on Xbox One.

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DevilPiyush

Well I really honestly think the best storyline and environment was of pop 2008 one , pop ww combats were excellent so mainly from these 2 games next prince of Persia should take inspiration . And whatever we just want a pop game now . I'm tired of ac from unity

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usmovers_02

@devilpiyush: Ugh. I mean Pop 2008 was a fine game but it was not a very gog PoP at all. Visuals didn't fit a franchise known for cutting edge (1, 2, Sands of Time and Warrior Within were all considered graphical masterpieces at the time). Difficult platforming was completely MIA. It's a classic case of 08 being a fine game but not a fine entry into it's franchise.

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DevilPiyush

@usmovers_02: brother I know why you have that feeling against pop 2008 because of its undying factor and bad combat style but I'm really taking about the storyline ,it was best in all if they continue with it with warrior within combats the pop will be the biggest hit in gaming world!!!!!

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Orontes13

Prince of Persia Online - Free-2-play Massively Multiplayer Online Clickfest.

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hrV_25

Make it happen!

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Musharasur

Prince of Persia The Sands of Time is one of my all time favorite games.

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JackNief

Hey if it means anything I was all types of down for that Shadow and the Flame HD remake until I saw it was an exclusive for iPhones.

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R4gn4r0k

If Ubisoft were to bring it back now, they'd turn it into a boring open world game.

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usmovers_02

@R4gn4r0k: Ugh I hope they NEVER make PoP open world.

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DaVillain-

@R4gn4r0k: Just like AC did already?

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R4gn4r0k

@davillain-: I can't even get myself to buy AC: origins.

Eventhough I love egyptian history, I'm just so, so tired of by the books ubisoft open world games.

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dirthurts

Am I the only one who played the "Forgotten Sands" game? Or am I just the only one who liked it?I thought it was great.

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usmovers_02

@dirthurts: I LOVED that game! It had 2 things working against it: 1) PoP 2008 kinda killed the franchise name and 2) The movie was baaaaaaaad

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GleenCross

@dirthurts: You can freeze time in forgotten sands, it was pretty neat, lol The platforming remained good, but everything else was uninspired. A good game tho, but not on the same level of the Sands trilogy. The wii had a different version with motion controls and shit, even to this day I'm curious about it.

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adamus

@dirthurts: was many years ago but i do remember finishing the first and Forgotten sands. i really enjoyed it to as a kid was one of my favourite games because of the wall running and stuff lol good times.

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m7stech

Those persian outfits in Assassin creed Origins should be enough tease that something is in the works!

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dirthurts

@m7stech: I disagree. References to other games are infinitely common, especially to developers previous works.

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juberline

I think doing a Sands of Time, Two Thornes, Warrior Withen trilogy, to test the waters to see if the interest is there.

Making a new mainline series game is expensive and risky. These 3 games are still pretty good to this day and don't need much to bring up to modern standards (Just a graphical overhaul and some camera tweaks.).

I don't like the whole remaster after remaster stuff we get, but these 3 games deserve one I think. They helped shape a lot of modern platformers, and it'll be great to experience them again without cracking out the old game cube.

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Mogan

Prince of Persia would probably need to do something real new and different if it wanted to make a comeback in a post Assassin's Creed world.

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usmovers_02

@Mogan: Actually I think going back to the Sands of Time formula WOULD feel new and different in this day and age.

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Mogan

@usmovers_02: I don't think a linear platformer would be a AAA, $60 proposition these days. I'm sure a Sands of Time remake would do fine as something like a $40 nostalgia grab, but for PoP to come back as a major name again? I think they need to have a game that competes in scope and complexity with the other big AAA franchises.

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hardcoregamer1

Big fan of the series if they made a another game and its good I would buy it.

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lostn

Good luck, but AC's success killed PoP.

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phoenix1289

Honestly I'd rather they make a spiritual successor. The series had it's time, let it go and make something new rather than trying to bring it back.

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GleenCross

@phoenix1289: Ubi is trying to create new AAA products, but they are hitting a wall almost every time. Maybe to bring back a old franchise is the right approach. Just like they are doing with Beyond good & evil and etc..

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DaVillain-

I'm all in for Prince of Persia returning and if it's possible, can you please make it like The Sands of Time & Warrior Within right between and I'll gladly pre-order it in a heartbeat :)

Also, while were at it, we need Splinter Cell coming back as well.

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videogameninja

I don't think it's possible to mention the name Prince of Persia without quickly following it up with the words Sands of time. That game is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the franchise and truth be told I think ever since it dropped developers have been trying to reach the heights and success achieved by it.

I'm not sure if Ubisoft will ever be able to have lightning strike twice but if they somehow manage to recreate that winning formula it could really propel the series forward and give it the jolt the franchise needs.

-SANDS OF TIME NINJA APPROVED-

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speed45823

DO IT. We're really waiting for a new Prince of Persia game. Warrior Within was really really good.

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xNSHD

make it like warrior within and ill probably buy it.

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toffifee

Yes please! I loved these games. People seem to think the latest (?) one was quite bad but I loved that one too. Give me more.

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@toffifee: I heard that people consider Wii version of that game superior than PS3/360/PC version of it.

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snugglebear

Such good memories of these games. I actually played through 95% of the latest Assassins Creed game wearing the "Persian Prince" costume.

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Abomination713

Warrior Within is still the best game in the franchise.

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BeantownSean

Sands of Time would be fantastic, or even a textured refresh/re-release as an icebreaker.

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off3nc3

Still waiting for another PoP , the most classic and awesome series of them all.

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hordicus

karateka's reboot few years ago was'nt so great.

i like the oriental setting of the franchise, but who want to play this on a tablet or worse, on a phone?

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GleenCross

Sands of time, right along with Mario Galaxy, is the greatest 3d platform game ever made. The level design is unreal, really excellent. Saying that, Ubisoft preys on their own franchises. The genius gameplay and level design got exhausted in just one generation. Some friends argued with me that if SoT is really the goat, the gameplay would never be exhausted... Well, that shows how this industry can sometimes be clumsy and too aggressive for their own good. If we had a Mario galaxy sequel every year, we know what would happened. SoT has a special place in my heart, I am satisfied with my experiences with PoP. Honestly, seeing the current Ubisoft, I don't really wish a comeback. And the same could be said about Splinter Cell.

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dacontag

@gleencross: my two favorite price of Persia games are actually the 2008 reboot and POP: Two Thrones

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DevilPiyush

@dacontag: yeah man the 2008 was the best. Other people should have liked it if it's control were taken from warrior within and dying factor was there

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GleenCross

@dacontag: Two Thrones is pretty good, but overlooked. Now the reboot man... It's bad, honestly lol You can't fucking die, the camera is weird, etc.. But the visual style is neat

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BeantownSean

@gleencross:

I'm not huge Ubisoft fan either, but given Valiant Hearts and Child of Light, I know they have the talent.

They would just need to get out of their own way and not fvck up the PoP working formula.

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GleenCross

@beantownsean: These 2 games are almost indie in their nature, made by Ubi Art or something, a very small, but intern, studio. PoP is a super production, no way Ubi Art will take over. And after the 2008 reboot with all the "artistic" visuals and shit, idk if PoP really works in this kind of environment. Sands of Time is great because of the epic factor and etc.. Remove the grandiosity, the series loses a little bit of it's charm imo

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lebanese_boy

I really want to see this franchise back, please make it happen!

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videogameninja

@lebanese_boy: You do?

I would never have guessed.

;)

-AVATAR NINJA APPROVED-

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lebanese_boy

@videogameninja: Yes, shocking isn't it? :P