Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
August 7, 2020
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Have a look at this pitch footage for a canned Prince of Persia game

May 6, 2020 | By Alex Wawro

A YouTube video titled "Prince of Persia Redemption" is getting some attention today after a number of devs confirmed it's target footage for a Prince of Persia game that was cancelled before release.

What's intriguing about this footage, which shows an upload date of 2012, is the fact that former Ubisoft Montreal animation director Jonathan Cooper took to Twitter today to confirm that the footage is real; the pitch video looked so much like real gameplay, in fact, that it inspired the 2010 pitch video for Assassin's Creed 3.

"Amazing work from animation director Khai Nguyen (For Honor) and team," reads an excerpt of Cooper's statement. "This target game footage (pre-rendered game pitch) inspired our own pitch for Assassin's Creed 3 as they did such a great job making it look like real gameplay."

It's yet unclear why this Prince of Persia was cancelled, or how the footage got on YouTube; the account hosting it appears to be independent, and Kotaku points out that a comment posted to the video two years ago by someone who appears to be Ubisoft Montreal's Marc-André Belleau reads "Where did you get that?!"

Related Jobs

Wooga GmbH
Wooga GmbH — Berlin, Germany

Unity Game Engineer
Disbelief — Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast — Renton, Washington, United States

Lead Client Engineer
The Savannah College of Art & Design
The Savannah College of Art & Design — Savannah, Georgia, United States

Chair of Visual Effects

Loading Comments

loader image