The word on the street is that this is a screenshot from an early build of the rumored Prince of Persia Zero, a brand new game in the franchise that would take place in present day. At the bottom of the photo, the text includes “POP_ZERO_2,” though of course this could just be someone’s elaborate Photoshop job. The photo was posted by a user in Ubisoft’s official forums, according to Kotaku.
Could this mean a fresh new start for the series? Based on this screenshot, the game will take place in Egypt, and the protagonist would be a black Prince, deviating from the traditional Persian theme of the games. Maybe Ubisoft is planting the image to see what kind of interest people still have in the series. That may seem laughable, but I put that right up there with people using Photoshop to troll the Internet.