A pitch video for a brand new Prince Of Persia leaked years in the past, and other people solely simply observed

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A pitch video for Prince Of Persia Redemption has appeared, a hitherto unknown and apparently cancelled entry in Ubisoft’s fantasy stab-o-parkour collection. It exhibits a number of minutes of mocked-up leaping round, swordfighting, magic, and an impressively huge beastie. What’s bizarre is that this video has been on YouTube since 2012, barely unnoticed till yesterday. It has been confirmed as actual by Jonathan Cooper, who was the animation artwork director on Murderer’s Creed III at Ubisoft Montreal, so… huh!

It’s a a pre-rendered video used to assist huge the sport to the large brass, giving an thought of what they’d need the sport to be like however not really a recreation. Whereas we don’t know precisely when Ubisoft gave up on this concept, I ought to observe that video games are pitched, mocked up, handed over, and cancelled on a regular basis at huge corporations lengthy earlier than we’d ever hear about them. This is perhaps disappointing but it surely isn’t stunning. On with the vid!

That’s some Uncharted-grade spectacle proper there. I fairly just like the look of that.

“Wow – haven’t seen this in ages,” Jonathan Cooper stated on Twitter after the video was noticed. “Wonderful work from animation director Khai Nguyen (For Honor) and crew. This goal recreation footage (pre-rendered recreation pitch) impressed our personal pitch for Murderer’s Creed three as they did such a fantastic job making it appear to be actual gameplay.”

That AC3 pitch video was made in 2010, which helps date this. Some hypothesis connects PoP Redemption to an Ubi venture in 2010-2011. Both approach, it didn’t occur.

We’ve not seen a correct new Prince Of Persia recreation since 2010 (the most recent was 2018’s cellular runner, PoP: Escape). That may be a disgrace. Whereas Murderer’s Creed might echo a variety of Ubisoft’s fashionable Prince Of Persia video games, with the swords and parkour and historic settings and that, I’d nonetheless like extra PoP. There’s so much to be stated for brief, easy tales with ranges relatively than sprawling open worlds – and magic that’s simply magic relatively than tosh about historic aliens within the Web or god is aware of what.

Talking of, Ubisoft will as we speak present the primary gameplay trailer for Murderer’s Creed Valhalla on Microsoft’s Xbox stream.

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