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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is adapted by the iconic Ubisoft video game series of the same name, typically a side-scrolling adventure that has been performed in various categories on any significant game platform since 1989. New life has recently been breathed into the franchise with original Jordan Mechner, who wants to develop a new game, and a fusion of DLCs with Ubisoft’s For Honor series has been made.
The First Movie Received Poor Reviews
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time was described in 2010 by Screen Rant as “softly entertaining and instantly forgettable.” Prince of Persia: Sands of Time fared no better with other audiences than Rotten Tomatoes, currently 37 percent. But, of course, viewers were a little better, as their audience rating is 58 percent more generous.
Sadly, Prince of Persia: The Sands of the Time is not begging for a sequel with these kinds of numbers. Although a sub-par first installment doesn’t necessarily mean a sequel will be wrong, it does mean that the studio has less confidence in financing one.
It Didn’t Make Enough Money.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time was the most successful video game adaptation ever released in 2010.
The fact that the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has a massive expense of $200 million to manufacture without any title-holding pedigree behind it. The marketing investment may have been up to 100 million dollars. In the eyes of a corporate actor like Disney, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time are treated as a commercial failure.
A Sequel Might Not Happen
In Disney’s words, poor reviews coupled with a weak box office means the sequel to Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time are unlikely. This was 10 years ago, and Lady Jake Gyllenhaal, therefore, lost interest. Audiences are more likely to see Prince of Persia rebooting: the sands of the time instead of a sequel. The House of Mouse is infused with new blood and a reduced budget to give the franchise another chance.