New Prince Of Persia game from Dead Cells developer out this year claims leak

New Prince Of Persia game from Dead Cells developer out this year claims leak

It might be a double dose of the prince (Picture: Ubisoft)

The creators of Dead Cells are believed to be working on a new Prince Of Persia game for Ubisoft, in what could be the series’ second title in a year.

Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown is one of the best games of the year so far, but it seems like this isn’t the only Prince Of Persia project we can expect in 2024.

Ubisoft’s recent Metroidvania title was the first major release in the series for 14 years, after 2010’s Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands. Although, the company is also developing a remake of Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time, which has been delayed several times since it was announced back in 2020.

While it’s unclear if The Lost Crown performed well sales-wise (a recent price drop suggests not) it seems Ubisoft is tripling down on reviving the series – with a third game rumoured to be in development from Dead Cells developer Evil Empire.

This new Prince Of Persia game, reportedly titled The Rogue Prince Of Persia, is said to be a roguelite take on the series, which will receive ‘constant free updates’ and ‘evolve over time’ based on community feedback.

According to Insider Gaming, the roguelite title is set to launch in early access on Steam ‘later this year’, which will be Ubisoft’s first day one Steam release since 2019.

While this is an unusual release strategy for Ubisoft, this is exactly how Dead Cells originally launched back in 2017 before its full release a year later, so the studio is clearly chasing a similar recipe for success.

No other details are given about the title itself, apart from that it will apparently take art direction inspiration from Franco-Belgian comics.

Dead Cells was originally developed by Motion Twin, but the developer established an entirely separate studio, Evil Empire, to work on Dead Cells DLC updates. The offshoot is led by Motion Twin’s former CEO Steve Filby and consists of many other former employees.

In February, Motion Twin announced it would stop creating new content for Dead Cells, as Evil Empire pursued other projects. It’s believed this Prince Of Persia title has been in development for the past four years though, so the team has seemingly been juggling the project for a while.

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If it is scheduled to launch in early access this year, it’s possible we could hear some sort of announcement at a future Ubisoft Forward presentation. The company usually holds one in June, during the traditional E3 period, so there’s every reason to expect another one in 2024.

Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown, meanwhile, is set to receive new story DLC in the next few months, along with additional combat and puzzle challenges.

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