Since 2010, Ubisoft has not introduced a new game in the Prince of Persia series, but today it was discovered that in 2010 the publisher tried to reboot the series in a project, called Prince of Persia Redemption, that was canceled.
After 8 years of existence on Youtube, today a video of Prince of Persia Redemption was shared on YouTube, in which you can see the gameplay footage of this reboot of the Prince of Persia series. Designed for PS3 and Xbox 360, this gameplay served to show the potential of the game and you will certainly find many similarities with Assassin’s Creed, something that may help explain why it was canceled.
You can check the gameplay footage of Prince of Persia Redemption below:
Although it seems too far-fetched, this video is really real, as confirmed by Jonathan Cooper, who is an animation artist who has worked at Naughty Dog and Ubisoft. This canceled project was confirmed by himself in a message, in which he says that this work ended up inspiring Assassin’s Creed 3.
“Wow – haven’t seen this in ages,” says Cooper. “Amazing work from animation director Khai Nguyen (For Honor) and team. This target game footage (pre-rendered game pitch) inspired our own pitch for Assassin’s Creed 3 as they did such a great job making it look like real gameplay.”
Ten years later, we still don’t have a new Prince of Persia and it looks like a lot of Prince of Persia Redemption’s ideas have been incorporated into the Assassin’s Creed series, but it’s certainly a shame that the series is still dormant.
Wow – haven't seen this in ages. Amazing work from animation director Khai Nguyen (For Honor) and team. This target game footage (pre-rendered game pitch) inspired our own pitch for Assassin's Creed 3 as they did such a great job making it look like real gameplay. https://t.co/U9cy7v4fNp
— Jonathan Cooper (@GameAnim) May 6, 2020