The last franchise of Prince of Persia was the The Sands of Time, after that there are no more Prince of Persia game release under Ubisoft – instead they release their own IP, the Assassin’s Creed series. People often viewed the Assassin’s Creed as the successor of Prince of Persia Franchise, considering the similarities; from style of game play, the stealth action, assassin’s and more. Now, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed is one of the best franchise of the company, it’s going strong and unstoppable.
There are rumors that the reason why Ubisoft Stop Making Prince of Persia is that, Ubi is trying to avoid paying the license for developing Prince of Persia game and rather focus on their own IP, so the merchandising and all stuff will be theirs to keep. This is based from Ubi employee who’s discussing in 4Chan, he says:
Forget Prince of Persia. It will never come back. The reason why AC exists at all is because PoP meant Ubi has to pay for license, since they don’t own the IP. AC is Ubi’s own IP, so merchandising and all that **** is theirs to keep. PoP is financially not worth it.
Somehow the rumors could be true as Prince of Persia IP is originally owned by it’s creator Jordan Mechner, everytime the IP is used by means of merchandising or video games, Ubisoft requires to pay for the license or what they call royalty fee’s. It will be a log of expensive for the part of Ubisoft, especially ubisoft is known for releasing game sequels.
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