Ubisoft at one time planned on developing a modern-day Prince of Persia game, according to former Ubisoft developer Jonathan Jacques-Belletete.
Now currently at work on Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Jacques-Belletete said the game took place in “the contemporary world.”
“Think a bit Day After Tomorrow, but replace the snow with sand and everything. It was really wicked. But it got canceled, and then we did all the Far Crys.”
Work had apparently started on both the next-gen Assassin’s Creed and cel-shaded Prince of Persia remake, thus the PoP with the modern take got axed.
“That one had already started at that point… Prince of Persia Zero,” he said. “But they wanted really something completely out of the left field. And back then I was known as one of the ones… ‘oh this guy can get some pretty cool, weird ideas’”.
The Prince running around a modern city full of sand and skyscrapers. Interesting.