Ubisoft once considered a rather drastic reboot for its Prince of Persia
series, former employee Jonathan Jacques-Belletête revealed to Xbox World 360. Now working for Eidos, Jacques-Belletête described the canceled project as Prince of Persia
"in the contemporary world." The pitch was described as "a bit Day After Tomorrow
, but replace the snow with sand."
The pitch was eventually shelved, likely due to the continued progress of the already in-development cel-shaded Prince of Persia
and Assassin's Creed
. Considering the direction Ubisoft is taking the latter series, a modern PoP
may have been perceived as too similar. However, given Ubisoft's quick decision to abandon
the cel-shaded reboot, we wouldn't be surprised if Ubisoft reconsiders reviving this idea from its vault.