Ubisoft’s pirate life-game Skull & Bones was announced back in 2017, but it seems it’s had a rocky road since then. After some delays, a release date of November 8, 2022 was finally announced. But now it seems we’ll have to wait a little longer as the game has received another delay that will push things back even further.
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What is the Skull & Bones release date?
According to an announcement on the official Skull and Bones Twitter, we should expect the game to arrive on March 9th, 2023. The announcement goes on to say that “development is complete at this point,” but feedback from technical testing convinced the team they needed more time to “refine and balance the experience.” Of course, time will tell if this will be the definitive delay for Skull and Bones, but a four-month date push along with the announcement of an open beta “in the near future” seem to indicate it will be definitive.
What gameplay has been shown so far?
Most of what we know about how Skull and Bones will actually play comes from a detailed presentation during a Ubisoft Forward in July 2022. The showcase was littered with new details about the upcoming pirate game. It can be played either solo or with a multiplayer crew, but your activities are the same in both cases. You can sail the seas, fight enemy ships controlled by both the AI and other players, hunt for resources, complete challenges and participate in special events. We already know one of these: a politically charged overfishing event will be added to the game around launch. In the same showcase, we also got some information about the game’s post-launch roadmap.
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