Yesterday's Summer Game Fest 2023 showcase was kicked off with a new reveal from Ubisoft in the form of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown, but as highlighted by VGC, it's been getting a pretty awful reception on YouTube so far.
This is the case across multiple YouTube channels, but if we just take Ubisoft's official channel into account, the gameplay reveal on there sits at 4.5k likes and 16k dislikes at the time of writing.
Here's just a sample of what some of the "Top Comments" are saying:
"Every time Ubisoft announces a Prince of Persia I consider finding a new hobby more and more."
"So we're finally getting a new Prince of Persia game. That has nothing to do with Prince of Persia."
"Ah, yes. The Jay Z phase of Persian mythology."
As you can see, there's a lot of disappointment surrounding Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown's trailer in the comments section, and plenty of criticism is even being directed towards the choice of music (hence the "Jay Z" reference).
To be honest though, we think it looks alright! Sure, the choice of soundtrack is a bit weird, and it's obviously not the Sands of Time remake that everyone's waiting for, but this could turn out to surprise a few people when it arrives for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in January 2024.
Anyway, we should get to see a lot more of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown at Ubisoft Forward this coming Monday, so here's hoping it gets a better reaction at that event than it did at Summer Game Fest 2023.