AFAIK, C64 version was not sold, you can download and play on a emulator (witch I need to try out, looks a great port) or load on a disk to play on real hardware. A fan game just as it. Usually softwares are "soft" about fan game related things (drawings, fan arts, cosplays etc...).
The 2600 will be sold in a cart, with manual and I hope, a box too. A fan game too, but with money things changes.
Prince of Persia still one of greatest video game franchise from a big software (Ubisoft). Certanly we don't wanna problems with them.
With Jordan Mechner authorization, will be like Halo. If I understand, Ed Fries have an authorization from Microsoft to make the game, nothing really technical, just an "ok". They know his game will not damage the Halo franshise because he was know by them and so on. Even if Jordan Mechner don't owns PoP rights anymore, Ubisoft will not be such disrespectful, I think. We will sell 150 or 200 carts with luck, like any other 2600 homebrew. We know we're not here for money, most of the price of the cart is to cover the costs of production but will Ubisoft understand it?
And for etics, as a foreiger don't want to people think I don't care about copyrights from others countries, even if it's an international law.
And finally will be really sad not be able to call this amazing project as "Prince of Persia".
Edited by LS_Dracon, Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:08 AM.