After fans' surprisingly negative reception (we thought it looked cool) to the debut gameplay trailer of Ubisoft Montpellier's Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, the developer hit back with a surprisingly open-handed rejoinder: "We welcome all your reactions, positive and negative."
This follows VGC's reporting that across a swathe of the most-viewed uploads of the trailer (including the official YouTube channels of Ubisoft, PlayStation, Nintendo of America, IGN, and GameSpot), only around 28% of likes or votes were positive. More footage was promised at Ubisoft's Forward event, scheduled for later today.
The predominant feeling appears to be people taking issue with the game's art direction and supposedly dated game design, which hearkens back to the original 2D Prince of Persia and not the 3D reimaginings such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
It speaks perhaps to Ubisoft Montpellier's confidence in the project that they would take some of these nuclear takes in stride. We'll find out for ourselves when Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown launches on PS5 and PS4 on 18th January 2024. Will you give it a shot? Carefully descend into the comments section below.