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'Prince of Persia' will return in the future, 'Osiris' footage leaks

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The Prince of Persia franchise is on pause, but will make a return in the future, Ubisoft has confirmed.

Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat told IGN that the Prince of Persia franchise remains an important part of the firm's plans.

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"Brand management is a tricky thing. It needs people's attention a lot. I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused," Mallat explained.

"But we said the same thing for some other brands that suddenly popped up because a team is willing to do it.

"I'm not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans. We'll find something to entertain them with in the future.

"Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft's portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest.

"Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will."

The statement comes after footage from an Ubisoft project titled Osiris has been leaked on the web.



Combining live action motion capture footage with concept art, the Osiris video has been linked with the Prince of Persia franchise.

Meanwhile, images from what is thought to be a Prince of Persia remake were leaked last year.

The franchise saw a great resurgence during the PS2 era, with a trilogy of critically-acclaimed adventures that has since been given HD remakes on PS3.

It was then given a cel-shaded reboot in 2008, followed by a new title set in the Sands of Time trilogy following the release of the Prince of Persia film.

> Retro Corner: Prince of Persia
> Read Digital Spy's review of Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands


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