Prince of Persia: Redemption gameplay leaks, was failed pitch

Prince Of Persia
Prince Of Persia (Image credit: Ubisoft)

What you need to know

  • Prince of Persia is an iconic third-person franchise from Ubisoft.
  • We haven't gotten a new game since 2010's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
  • Prince of Persia: Redemption was a failed pitch that occurred eight years ago.
  • The gameplay looks bombastic, but it's quite linear.

Prince of Persia is one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time, and we haven't seen a new entry since Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands that came out in 2010. However, it turns out that Ubisoft Montreal pitched a new game, Prince of Persia: Redemption, to the higher-ups some eight years ago. Unfortunately, it was rejected, but the video of that pitch was finally posted to YouTube.

Prince of Persia: Redemption seems like it has the same overall aesthetic as Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, but with a possibly different main character. It also seems like it takes place in the same city. However, there's some challenging combat involved, particularly when it comes to bosses and mini-bosses. The video gives you a good taste of the gameplay.

Prince of Persia: Redemption looks spectacular, but with the move towards open-world games, it seems a little dated. In order to revive the franchise, I think Ubisoft needs to take Prince of Persia the Assassin's Creed route and open it up. The ability to explore ancient Persia and take part in a grounded story — maybe with some mysticism — would be amazing.

Recently, Ubisoft registered the domain of Prince of Persia 6. This could mean that a new game is in the works, separate from the failed Prince of Persia: Redemption. Hopefully, Ubisoft will announce a new project soon because it's been way too long. It's one of the most valuable franchises the company is just sitting on.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.