About 2 weeks ago, Ubisoft announced at its latest Ubisoft Forward event that a Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was on the way, and with it came a trailer to show off what the game will look like when it launches. Speaking to The Mako Reactor, Ubisoft India talked a little bit about accessibility for the game.
The original game launched way back in 2003, and since then, Ubisoft has had a massive increase in implementing accessibility into its titles. So while this remake looks as if it wants to keep the core feeling of Prince of Persia intact, there’s that worry that the inaccessible side of things may remain.
“The options that you see in a normal Ubisoft PC game will be present, you’ll be able to play around with a lot of settings in the game.” said Syed Abbas, Deputy Managing Director at Ubisoft India. This certainly seems as if we can expect a wealth of options that come with most Ubisoft games at launch now, such as Assassin’s Creed Oddysey, or even the upcoming Watch Dogs Legion.
Game Director. Pierre Sylvain-Gires says, “The priority for Ubisoft is to allow any player to play the game, we implemented many things for accessibility but also level of difficulties that were not there in the original game,”
They go on to elaborate on that point, “The level of difficulty that we had even in Prince of Persia: Warrior Within was not there in [the original] Sands of Time, and now you can actually select different difficulty levels to ensure every player will be able to enjoy the game till the end.”
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake has also been confirmed to include a targeting system, allowing you to switch targets, and the ability to vault and roll on the ground to dodge has been implemented.
It certainly sounds as if we can expect to see some level of accessibility in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake, although a full list of what could be available hasn’t been revealed yet.
The game is slated to be launching January 21, 2021, so hopefully, it follows Ubisoft tradition of letting us know a few months prior to launch what will be included. When it does launch it’ll be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It’ll also be playable on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5.