Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time launches in Spring of 2020. The newest room, Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time, will be a four-player experience in which users will alter and control time to complete the puzzles. Thankfully, Ubisoft has partnered with more than 300 locations to bring this new game to an arcade near you. This is the same studio behind the Beyond Medusa's Gate and Escape the Lost Pyramid Assassin's Creed VR room escape games. Even though players will find traps like in other Prince of Persia games, time manipulation is the key here.
The reason these aren't your run-of-the-mill, at-home VR experiences is because Ubisoft has designed them to be huge, sprawling and collaborative.
This isn't the first VR escape room that Ubisoft has created.
That said, considering the puzzle-based nature of escape rooms, as well as the VR nature of the game, players probably won't be asked to platform around the Fortress the same way the Prince does. At the behest of Kaileena, Empress of Time, players will need to escape from the Fortress of Time and prevent an army of Sand Monsters from being unleashed. "Prince of Persia ticked all the boxes", said Cyril Voiron, executive producer for Ubisoft Escape Games in a blog post.
Prince of Persia: The Dagger of Time has been developed by Ubisoft Düsseldorf. Players can work together to stop the Magi.
Ubisoft has made two other VR-based games including one for Assassin's Creed: Origins, and the other based around Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Virtual climbing and verticality play a role in the experience, and puzzles can be solved using the titular artefact's ability to stop, rewind, or fast-forward time. If you're keen to test out your puzzle-solving skills or want to dabble in a bit of time-altering magic, there are various locations across the United Kingdom, including London, Cardiff, Nottingham, and Dublin.