The game has been in the works at Ubisoft’s Mumbai and Pune studios since 2020. Ubisoft also confirmed that it’s no longer targeting a release in the 2023 fiscal year, which runs until March 31, 2023 in Canada.
The development will now be led by Ubisoft Montreal, the very birth place of the epic sands of time trilogy. The team will now take the time they need to regroup on the scope of the game to deliver the best experience for this remake of an all-time classic.
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The Sands of time remake marks the first major title Ubisoft Mumbai and Pune studios have led development on. Ubisoft did n’t expand on what prompted it to swap studios.
‘we are no longer targeting a fy23 release anymore,’ says Ubisoft spokesperson Antoine leduc-labelle. Players will be updated on the project as the development is moving along,’ he adds.
The Sands of time remake is supposed to be a remastering of the game. It was originally slated for release in January 2021 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The Sands of time’s release date was pushed back by a couple of months. Ubisoft later made the decision to delay the game’s release indefinitely.