In a recent interview with IGN
, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat has revealed that the long-running Prince of Persia series is "being paused" but will eventually make a comeback.
Speaking to IGN
, Mallat confirmed that while the series is on break fans shouldn't be worried, assuring that the brand is still part of Ubisoft's portfolio. Alongside comments about brand management being tricky, Mallat also ensured that "as soon as we have something to show, we will."
“I'm not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans,” he said. “We'll find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft's portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest. Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will.”
Early last year rumoured screenshots
of a in-development Prince of Persia title were leaked, however Ubisoft has so far said nothing on the discovery, nor has anything else come out regarding them. Currently the most recent Prince of Persia title was the Classic Trilogy HD pack, made available in 2011.