New Side-Scrolling Prince of Persia Possibly in the Works, Child of Light Graphics Engine UtilizedJon Ledford |
Be prepared to retrace your steps through the sands of time as a new 2D Prince of Persia is rumored to be made using Ubisoft's amazing new graphics engine.
VideoGamer reports that a French website, Le Portail du Jeu Video, details the work Ubisoft has been putting into a new, side-scrolling, 2D Prince of Persia title. The website claims that Ubisoft's UbiArt Framework engine is being used to develop the title, which was first made to create Rayman Origins, then Rayman Legends, and is now being used to put together the absolutely gorgeous platforming role-playing game, Child of Light.
The website claims Ubisoft developers revealed that the next Prince of Persia protagonist will have a level of detail similar to what Rayman had in Rayman Legends. These developers are most likely from Ubisoft Montpellier since it was the studio who made the engine, developed the previously mentioned Rayman titles and are comprised of predominantly French-speaking team members.
The Prince's body will be animated as individual parts which will be accurately made whole later on. The site claims that this will make the hero's postures, movements and animations quite fluid after incorporating 3D modelling atop the UbiArt Framework engine.
Unfortunately, Ubisoft responded to VideoGamer's report by saying that it "does not comment on rumours or speculation."