Prince Of Persia Remake Devs Explain Why The Game Looks Like That
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was possibly the worst kept secret that was revealed during the recent Ubisoft Forward showcase. However, upon its official debut in the spotlight, fans were quick to criticize the visuals, which has now prompted the devs to defend their creatives choices.
Speaking with The Mako Reactor (via Nibel), Ubisoft India explained why the Prince of Persia remake looks the way that it does. Essentially, the team wanted to make the upcoming remake not look like other games in an attempt to make it stand out. “If you take the game that was made 17 years ago, there’s definitely room for improvement in terms of graphism and we really wanted to give a unique look to the game because Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is actually is a fantasy story,” game director Pierre Sylvain-Gires said.
“The narration, the 40 different levels you have to go through to finish the game are an immersion into the Thief of Baghdad and all these magical environments,” the director continued. “So we decided to go for a unique visual treatment to make this game standout from other games. It’s not another Assassin’s Creed, it’s not like the same Prince of Persia from 2008.
It has to be unique. This magic, this fantasy is shown through the saturation, through the light, so it also a challenge to redefine the visual identity of the game with this remake.”
There’s no denying that the official reveal of the Prince of Persia remake sparked a bit of chatter about the game’s visuals. It’s been nearly 20 years since the original title was released, and the remake undoubtedly looks better. While it isn’t going to blow anyone away with stunning visuals, it would appear that the devs didn’t intend to go down that road to begin with.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is currently in development and set to arrive on January 21, 2021 for PC, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:
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