The Lost Crown contains references to the original Prince of Persia game from 1989, while still managing to take the series in a decidedly new direction. Fans may have been on the fence about the franchise's return to 2D after a long hiatus, but The Lost Crown is proving to be just what the series needs at this point. The latest entry in the historic franchise is in the process of revitalizing the series, all while managing to add new fans into the fold.
In response to the community's warm response since its release, the development team behind Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown has shared a message on social media, thanking fans. Publisher Ubisoft also sent a message of congratulations to its Montpellier team who developed the game. The team has long been responsible for the Rayman games as well as the Beyond Good & Evil franchise.
Truly a huge thank you to you all. 💖 pic.twitter.com/sXxTtUPeFo— Prince of Persia™ (@princeofpersia) January 23, 2024
Not only has The Lost Crown been a success in its own right, but it also serves to hold fans over until the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake arrives. An underwhelming early look at the remake was met with criticism from fans, leading Ubisoft to delay the game indefinitely. Despite being announced back in 2020, Ubisoft disappointed fans of the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake with the announcement that the game was back in the conception phase last year.
Following last year's Assassin's Creed Mirage, Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown continues a hopefully ongoing trend of Ubisoft sprinkling in smaller releases alongside the massive AAA open-world titles fans have become accustomed to seeing from the publisher. It's not to say fans want Ubisoft to do away with the bigger projects, but, especially with dormant franchises like Prince of Persia, it's nice to see an occasional change.
After the absolutely packed year of excellent games that 2023 turned out to be, January 2024 has also been stacked with video game releases. The Lost Crown shares the month with games like The Last of Us 2 Remastered, Tekken 8, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and the year's first surprise hit, Palworld.
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