I imagine working on games before they’re announced could get frustrating. You would be communicating with co-workers about it all day, but you wouldn’t be allowed to talk about the project with people on “the outside”. It’s not surprising that the occasional slip up could slip out.
Let’s assume that’s what happened with Prince of Persia’s director of Animation, David Wilkinson when speaking of Sand’s of Time’s Animator Alex Drouin:
“He’s busy making Altair even more beautiful. Last thing I saw him do was getting Altair to swim.”
This seems to imply we’ll be seeing Altair sometime in the future. It could be Assassins Creed 2, or it could be something completely different. Regardless, I finally have an excuse to post this image: