The Prince of Persia series had a fantastic following with a loyal player base that loved delving into the adventures of parkour glory and characters you couldn't help but to love and learn more about. Interestingly enough, just yesterday when model Chrissy Teigen asked for gaming advice - this very topic of Prince of Persia came up with fans asking her to use her influence to bring the game back if she liked it so much. Well ... it looks like that might actually be a very real possibility.
After seven long years, the original Prince of Persia creator responded to Miss Teigan regarding her love of the series and whether or not we'll see more from it. Though this isn't a definitive confirmation that a revival is happening, just knowing that it is actively being pursued gives us hope!
Chrissy, I know a few other people who feel the same way. We’re doing our best to make it happen! https://t.co/guYWh1n0E8— Jordan Mechner (@jmechner) January 10, 2018
We definitely weren't the only ones to get excited about this news either. Many fans of the franchise immediately chimed in to show that they are actively awaiting any further developments regarding a revival:
That is so nice to hear @jmechner! A lot of people miss Prince of Persia games, including me! Could you elaborate a bit on what exactly you're working on?:D I LOVED the original as well as the @Ubisoft games. I really admire you for creating Prince of Persia in the 80's!— Geeky kind of girl (@geekykindofgirl) January 11, 2018
PLEASE make an open world POP game... IIit would be so cool to roam around cities of Ancient Persiia!!— SID-XI (@siidiius) January 11, 2018
Go back to the series' roots. I loved Sands of Time back in the day.— Spawn Wave (@SpawnWaveMedia) January 11, 2018
I would love to see an "Oldschool Prince of Persia maker/editor" like that Mario Maker game. It would be pretty nice to create our own set of levels, share them and play them online!— 両備ちゃん (Ryōbi-chan) (@Ryoubichan) January 11, 2018
Of course Ubisoft then had to chime in with their own response, given that they too worked on the franchise:
Hey @chrissyteigen 👋 Unfortunately, the Prince of Persia franchise is still on pause at the moment but Chrissy of Persia sure is a character we wish we came up with earlier. pic.twitter.com/OSvEh6yjUv— Ubisoft Montréal (@UbisoftMTL) January 10, 2018
Probably not the consolation prize we were wanting, but who doesn't like a funny/shoddy photoshop job? The fans immediately hounded that thread as well with hopeful requests and shared dreams. That being said, we're noticing the word "pause" and not cancelled. Whether that is a deliberate carrot to gain headlines and gauge reaction, we don't know - but if they are looking for a reaction ... they've got our vote for a revival!