Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake screenshot of the often criticized game

After a disastrous first showing followed by multiple delays, it started to become obvious that the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake is having some development troubles. Judging by today's announcement those issues may have been far greater than anyone could've expected, however, as the series' original creators Ubisoft Montreal have just decided to emulate a disappointed dad and essentially yell 'fine, I'll do it myself then!'

"This decision is an important step and the [Ubisoft Montreal] team, building upon the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, will now take the time they need to regroup on the scope of the game to deliver you the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic, when it's ready," explains the brief update. "We want to thank you all for your continued support and patience throughout the development."

While this will most likely delay The Sands of Time Remake even further, I can't help but feel like it's the best decision for both the game and the studios behind it. So as much as it sucks having to wait what is likely another year or two, at least there's a pretty good chance it's now going to be an actually faithful recreation of the original rather than a seemingly slight graphical overhaul.

Once more information becomes available, ideally alongside a new trailer, I'll make sure to keep you in the loop. Until then, I'll leave you with the much-criticized original trailer. Enjoy, it's quite a sight!