Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake was introduced in 2020 with a 2021 launch date, which ultimately turned 2022, after which 2023. Today Ubisoft did it once more, saying that it’s “no longer targeting a FY23 release.”

The Ubisoft assertion was prompted by rumors that the mission had been cancelled, spurred by studies that Gamestop and Amazon had stopped taking preorders for the game, and had even delisted it for some platforms. The Sands of Time Remake has clearly struggled, however the timing of the rumored cancellation was odd: It got here only a month after Ubisoft introduced that growth had been moved from its studios in Pune and Mumbai to Ubisoft Montreal, one thing it presumably would not trouble with if the game was that near cancellation.

Sure sufficient, Ubisoft confirmed that the Montreal studio remains to be engaged on it. “We’re proud of the work achieved by Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Mumbai, and Ubisoft Montreal will benefit from their learnings as the new team will continue the work to deliver a great remake,” a rep stated. “As a consequence, we are no longer targeting a FY23 release anymore and the game has been delisted.

“If gamers want to cancel their preorder they’re invited to contact their retailer. They will likely be up to date on the mission as the event is moving alongside.”

A brand new launch goal hasn’t been set, but it surely’s nonetheless potential that The Sands of Time Remake may seem in 2023: The firm’s 2022-23 fiscal 12 months ends on March 31, 2023, so it may miss that mark and nonetheless arrive within the 2023 calendar 12 months. The incontrovertible fact that it is being delisted from retailers factors to a severely vital wait, although—sufficient to make me assume that growth may be beginning over from scratch.