Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown was not originally a 2D platformer
Like many classic game franchises, Prince of Persia began its life as a 2D series, and then went to the Kingdom of 3D. When Ubisoft announced the new Prince of Persia game, fans of such games as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, hoped that it would be a similar 3D platform. Instead, Ubisoft Montpellier returns to early times with Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. However, everything could go according to a different scenario. In an interview with Game Informer, the director of the game Munir for the sake of said that The Lost Crown was not always planned as a 2D game/
She was not 2D from the very beginning. I had the opportunity to work on some prototypes in 2D, but before starting this, we studied the Prince of Persia series to make sure that we understand all its inheritance.
During these studies, for the sake of tried to take into account everything for which fans have loved the series over the past 35 years. This includes both elements of original games, and loved by fans of 3D games. In the course of research, for the sake of I wanted to return one element – a sense of fear.
I wanted to return the fear and isolation that I experienced when playing 2D games/ and also experiment a lot with an aspect of temporary forces.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, perhaps did not begin as a 2D platformer, but the developers have some experience working with this genre. The team includes several veterans working on Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends. These 2D games Rayman were highly rated by critics after the release, which should be a good omen for Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown. For the sake of noted that the gameplay in the 2D platformers has much in common with music, since there is a certain rhythm in it. Although Prince of Persia and Rayman do not have so much in common in tonal terms, this is an important lesson that the team tried to transfer to a new game.
For me and for many people in the team, the action on the screen is music. When you work on a game like Rayman, you learn to transmit this aspect in a gameplay.
Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown will be released on January 18 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and Nintendo Switch. Given this, fans of the series will not have to wait long for to find out if the rest and other members of the team have managed to create a game that will correspond to all the best games of the Prince of Persia franchise. Both groups of fans will be happy to be happy, but for those who doubt on January 11, a free demo will be released.