Prince of Persia 6 Website Appears To Have Been Fake

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Prince of Persia 6 Website Appears To Have Been Fake

May 18, 2020

By: Robert N. Adams

 
 

Prince of Persia 6 website appeared online last week, but it now seems like it may have been a cleverly-disguised fake. If you had hoped that this Prince of Persia 6 domain was a sign of an upcoming game, it's looking like that might not be the case.

DSOGaming reported on the Prince of Persia 6 website popping up online, showing up as registered to Ubisoft agents. Whether by coincidence or not, Ubisoft also happened to reveal the name for Assassin's Creed Valhalla via the registration of a domain. This first step was very similar to the registration process for the Assassin's Creed Valhalla domain, making it appear to be legit.

However, later reporting detailed some issues with the website that emerged. The registrar information changed the very next day — certainly an unusual move for a large company like Ubisoft to take.

One thing, however, put the final nail in the coffin. Take a glance at princeofpersia6.com and you'll see for yourself: the Prince of Persia 6 website is for sale. The current page [Archived] notes that the website was "shared on social networks and news websites worldwide in few days [sic]," and has 15,000 results on Google.

 
 

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Prince of Persia 6 Website May Herald New Squatting Strategy

The problem of domain squatting has been an issue for quite a while now. On the off chance you don't know what it is, it's a pretty simple concept that works out thusly:

  1. Anticipate the demand of an unregistered domain.
  2. Register the domain yourself.
  3. Hold onto said domain until someone wants to buy it.
  4. Sell it at a massive profit.

Whether by design or chance, this apparent squatting situation was very well-timed. The dates of when E3 2020 should have been happening are less than a month away and many game companies are prepping for big announcements despite many lockdowns still remaining in effect worldwide.

For now, it doesn't appear that this is any evidence of a new Prince of Persia. At least we can look forward to the next Assassin's Creed.

Do you think the Prince of Persia 6 website was a domain squatter or is this all just a very clever marketing ploy? Would you like to see another game in the franchise? Let us know in the comments below!

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!

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