“Skull & Bones” Delayed To 2022/23

Originally published on Dark Horizons by Garth Franklin

Ubisoft’s elaborate pirate game “Skull & Bones” has been delayed yet again, the publisher confirming in today’s financial earnings call that the game is targeting a release sometime between April 2022 and March 2023.

That’s around five years after it was first revealed at E3 2017 and following multiple delays. At the time it was seen as the ship portions of “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” turned into a major AAA multiplayer-focused title.

Since then the project has been rebooted, Ubisoft Singapore reportedly starting over from scratch in 2019. Instead, it’s now a live service game with a ‘live storytelling’ model in the vein of “Fortnite”. It may even end up free to play.

It’s also unknown if the planned “Black Sails”-esque television spin-off is still in the works. Ubisoft isn’t short on content over the next twelve months though with “Far Cry 6,” “Rainbow Six Quarantine,” extreme sports title “Rider Republic,” the free-to-play standalone “The Division: Heartland,” and rollerblading multiplayer title “Roller Champions” all confirmed to be arriving before next March.

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Source: IGN

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