Prince Of Persia Is Back, But In A VR Room Escape Game

Prince of Persia The Dagger of Time
Prince of Persia The Dagger of Time Ubisoft

Ubisoft recently announced its latest VR escape room experience that is based on the popular Prince of Persia franchise. Aptly named Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time, the VR game supports up to four VR players that can cooperatively solve puzzles and control time.

While most gamers are having good times with in-home VR titles, Ubisoft has silently created a series of out-of-home VR games, calling them "VR escape rooms." Currently, the company's cooperative VR room experiences are at more than 300 locations globally and we don't think that it is going to slow down any time soon.

Coming soon to these locations, a new VR experience called Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time will revive the long-forgotten franchise. Prince of Persia as a franchise hasn't seen any new games after the release of Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands in 2010.

Prince of Persia is known for the theme of controlling time and solving puzzles. The upcoming VR room experience follows the same theme. Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time is created by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, who says that game involves players finding their way out of the Fortress of Time. 

"In the story, players are summoned by Kaileena, the Empress of Time. They are asked to help her to stop the evil plans of a Magi who is attempting to restore the sands to the Hourglass of Time and create an army of Sand Monsters," Ubisoft said in a press statement. "To successfully escape the fortress, players must use cooperative teamwork and problem-solving skills to complete objectives, utilizing powers such as time control from the dagger of time."

The executive producer at Ubisoft Escape Games, Cyril Voiron, stated in a Q&A that the company has decided to push the level of quality in Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time. Voiron also explained how the game's mechanics work. The game involves a person holding The Dagger of Time, and it is this person that is responsible for controlling the time. 

Voiron also stated that all the VR escape rooms have been tested to ensure that they are wheelchair-accessible. 

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