Prince Of Persia Creator Is Down For A New Game (VIDEO)
It’s been a while since fans were last properly greeted with a new Prince of Persia game, the series last hitting its stride with The Sands of Time saga spanning throughout the 2000s. Before the action-adventure franchise went dark, the last mainline entry was The Forgotten Sands back in 2010; that is, if you don’t count the big-budget Jake Gyllenhaal movie that released around the same time.
Even following a nine-year hiatus, it appears the swashbuckling series could make a return, series creator Jordan Mechner recently expressing openness toward making another entry. While promoting, The Making of Prince of Persia, his upcoming book at Barcelona’s recent GameLab Conference (via VG247), Mechner was asked about the possibility of another game. “I would love to replay those old games,” he said, referring to a potential remaster. When posed a question about an all-new game, Mechner replied simply, “yes.”
This isn’t the first time Mechner has publicly spoken about the return of Prince of Persia, having hinted at pursuits of a main series revival in the past. One has to wonder what a modern incarnation would be like, especially with the current trend of established franchises implementing more and more RPG-inspired mechanics. The Assassin’s Creed series, long considered a spiritual successor to PoP, has certainly run with this concept in recent years, most prominently with 2018’s release of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Though it appears there hasn’t been much progress in reviving Prince of Persia, last year did see a new game released in the form of mobile game Prince of Persia: Escape. Foregoing both the 2008 reboot and Sands of Time continuities, the free-to-play endless runner adopts a similar look and gameplay to the original NES game, albeit with a much more simplified control scheme. While this technically counts as an all-new entry, it’s likely this release isn’t the return that most fans were hoping for.
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