Which Prince of Persia games have you worked on?
Michael McIntyre: I worked on the Prince of Persia
from 2008, I worked on Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
and this one. (And the DLC for the last one, as well.)
How long how has The Forgotten Sands been in development, and when was it decided it would be a continuation of The Sands of Time series?
The game's been in development for a year and a half now, and it was decided that it would be part of The Sands of Time
franchise fairly early in development -- that it would be the same Prince, same universe.
Prince of Persia (2008) / Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003)
How are you going to communicate the difference between the two Prince of Persia universes, The Sand of Times and the reboot from 2008?
I don't know exactly how they're gonna go about that. The Prince of Persia
that came out in 2008 is totally its own universe. This one is back in Sands of Time
and it's a fan favorite -- The Sands of Time
universe. So I don't think we're gonna have any problem saying, "Oh, by the way, this is the Prince from Sands of Time.
" And that's all we're really focused on right now.
What platforms is the new game being developed on?
We're on PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PSP, and DS.
Will each version generally be the same game? Will there be differences?
There will be differences. Each console has its own strengths and weaknesses, so they'll all have their own game ... Well, not each have their own game, but there will be differences.
Will the Dagger of Time -- the time-reversal mechanic -- return in The Forgotten Sands?
I'm not gonna go all into any "Dagger of Time" talk, but this is not The Sands of Time
story. This is a story that's set between Sand of Time
and The Warrior Within.
How exactly, then, will The Forgotten Sands connect with next year's film, if at all?
Basically, the film is telling the story of The Sands of Time
trilogy, which Ubisoft made, and this game is a story that happens on the side of that. So, it's the same character.
Will Jake Gyllenhaal voice the Prince in the game?