During a special UbiForward presentation, Ubisoft revealed a fresh look at the long-delayed game Skull & Bones; including a November release date!
Announced back in 2017, orginally a kind of spin-off for Assassin’s Creed IV, Skull & Bones has had a long and winding development history. Hell, I can’t tell you how many times I personally listed it on my “most anticipated games” lists over the years.
After a couple years of complete radio silence, Ubisoft has finally pulled the curtain back and re-revealed the pirate-themed game. On top of a swanky new trailer, there’s a whole lot of gameplay footage to oogle as well, and that’s not to mention a November 8th release date!
Developed by Ubisoft Singapore in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios**, Skull and BonesTM will invite players to chart their own destiny and rise from an outcast to becoming a pirate kingpin. To do so, they will need to build their Infamy through thrilling naval combat and rewarding expeditions in a treacherous world.
Inspired by the legendary tales around piracy, players will get to experience the authentic pirate life. From accepting contracts, gathering resources, to navigating important trade routes and attacking wealthy merchant ships, each decision will influence their journey, with varying levels of risk and reward. As they grow their Infamy, players will be able to fully craft and customize their naval fleet and unlock a variety of new items throughout the game.
The game is inspired by one of the deadliest periods in history – the end of the 17th century. Considered to be the second Golden Age of Piracy, it sets the stage for a chaotic and ruthless era of pirates, warring factions, powerful organizations and empires all vying for power in the untamed paradise of the Indian Ocean.
Each journey in the Skull and Bones universe will be unique. Players can expand their empire by joining forces with up to 2 other friends or players they encounter out at sea. For additional challenge, they can enable PVP and test their iron against aspiring kingpins, powerful organizations, local factions, or even rival pirates.
Building on an ambitious, multi-year post-launch plan, the game will be regularly updated with new content, activities, stories and challenges that will be free for all players.
Skull & Bones his PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X (with crossplay), and PCs on November 8, 2022.