Prince of Persia Paused, Spiritual Successor Leaked?

The Prince of Persia franchise is being put on hold, Ubisoft has confirmed; however, a recently leaked video of a project named Osiris may be somehow connected to PoP.

In an interview with IGN, Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat stated that Prince of Persia is currently taking a break. He said:

“Brand management is a tricky thing. It needs people’s attention a lot. I think it is fair to say that, right now, Prince of Persia is being paused. But we said the same thing for some other brands that suddenly popped up because a team is willing to do it.”

Mallat went on to assure fans that PoP will return in the future:

“I’m not scared at all for Prince of Persia fans. We’ll find something to entertain them with in the future. Prince of Persia is part of Ubisoft’s portfolio. As a matter of fact, we sometimes iterate on franchises and sometimes we give them time to breathe and time to grow, or time to rest. Prince of Persia is as important as any other franchise for Ubisoft. As soon as we have something to show, we will.”

Meanwhile, All Games Beta has posted a video of a game titled Osiris in the works by Ubisoft Montreal, alongside screenshots released in summer 2012 that were then believed to be taken from a new Prince of Persia game. The new video and old screenshots are tied together in their imagery and Ancient Egyptian theme, and the “POP” text on one image (pictured above) suggests that the game either is, or at some point was, a new Prince of Persia title.

Check out the rough proof-of-concept trailer for yourself:

Anyone else spot the clip from the movie 300 with the arrows raining down? And was that the God of War font?

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