Prince of Persia The Lost Crown PS5 PS4 PlayStation Ubisoft

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown looks awesome, doesn’t it? Announced alongside an 18th January release date for PS5 and PS4 during Summer Game Fest earlier this week, the title looks like a side-scrolling treat with a better-than-expected combat system. But apparently it’s not what some fans wanted: according to VGC, the title’s attracted a mostly negative reaction on YouTube.

The site notes that on the vast majority of the channels the trailer’s been uploaded – including PlayStation’s official account – the clip has attracted more dislikes than likes. It’s only on Nintendo’s page that it’s received a positive response. YouTube obviously hides dislikes these days, but there are still ways to see that information, and around 72 per cent of the feedback has been bad.

We’re assuming the poor reaction is due to the fact that fans were looking forward to Ubisoft’s previously announced remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, but with the publisher effectively rebooting development on that, it’s still several years away. We suppose a side-scroller is a poor substitute for the iconic 3D platformer, and that may explain the response.

Some comments also appear to have taken issue with the use of rap music in the trailer, which could be another potential reason for the negative response. However, it’s worth remembering Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within’s edgy alt-rock main theme, which proves out of place music isn’t exactly uncommon for the series.

Either way, we thought the game looked great, and we’re excited to learn more during Ubisoft Forward. What did you think of The Lost Crown’s announcement? Are fans being far too harsh on the title? Let us know in the comments section below.