There are only two franchises we want out of Ubisoft right now: Splinter Cell and Prince of Persia. The former’s looking unlikely right now, while the latter’s making a comeback – as a virtual reality Escape Room experience. To be fair, Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time sounds neat: you’ll work co-operatively in teams of up to four in a room-scale VR adventure, solving puzzles and manipulating time.
The game will be playable in 300 locations around the globe, and due to the way it’s designed, is probably unlikely to ever make its way to PlayStation VR. Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know this isn’t the publisher’s first foray into VR Escape Room experiences, as it’s already released two based on the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The concept must be proving popular for the publisher – but hopefully it invigorates interest in a true Prince of Persia successor on consoles.