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Prince of Persia rumours intensify after suspected Ubisoft employee has Twitter account pulled

2D series entry will reportedly be built using the Rayman Legends engine

Rumours suggesting Ubisoft is preparing to announce a new Prince of Persia game intensified after an engineer suspected of working for the company had his Twitter account pulled, seemingly for teasing a new entry in the series.

Drew James, who's believed to be employed at Ubisoft Reflections, reportedly posted the following Prince of Persia teaser online shortly before his social network account was deleted.

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This comes shortly after French website Le Portail du Jeu Vidéo claimed to have learnt that Ubisoft Montpellier is working on a new 2D entry in the Prince of Persia series. The title is reportedly being built with the UbiArt Framework engine used for recent Rayman games and the upcoming Child of Light.

The game is said to use similar animation techniques to those featured in Rayman Legends - by dividing the prince's body into various parts that animate independently of each other, it reportedly makes the character appear like a 3D model.

Approached by CVG, a spokesperson for Ubisoft declined to comment on both of the above reports concerning the Prince of Persia series.

Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat said in January 2013 that the franchise had been "paused", but also that it would return at some point in the future. "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."

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