In news that will probably surprise no one, Ubisoft revealed this week that Skull and Bones is not ready for its intended March 9th release date, and it will instead launch sometime in the near-ish future.
According to the publisher’s announcement, a new release date will be revealed soon, and the developers say that the game needed more time in the oven so they can further polish it and balance its content. Hopefully things will end up panning out great for this often delayed title, though it’s hard to say whether it’ll come out right in the end, or join the likes of Ghost Recon Breakpoint, which had a somewhat tepid audience and critical reception.
Developed by Ubisoft Singapore in collaboration with other Ubisoft studios, Skull and Bones 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 two 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.