Skull & Bones

Remember Skull & Bones? That pirate game Ubisoft announced at E3 2017 which we've seen very little of in the last five years? Well, we've just gotten our best look at how the game is shaping up, and it's arrived via a leaked tutorial video.

The multiplayer title that sees players battle each other and AI enemies across an open ocean has been in development limbo for what feels like an eternity. Watching this new clip, it looks like it's shaping up pretty well. Apparently a "technical test build", the video goes over all the basics of gameplay, and it seems to be exactly the game we thought it'd be.

You start off as a no-name pirate looking to gain notoriety on the seven seas, and so you begin your career with a small ship and crew. By taking down other players, plundering treasures, and building up your gear, you'll slowly unlock better ships, more crewmates, and of course, all sorts of cosmetics. A morale system means you need to keep your crew happy with a good supply of food and water, and you can restock and recuperate at various towns and pirate dens.

Of course, you can team up with your friends and play together, taking on larger quests with your combined power. Punctuating the game is that core naval combat based primarily on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and it looks like it'll still be lots of fun firing holes into enemy ships.

The video is likely to vanish once Ubisoft catches wind of it, but it shows the game has some potential at least. Given this has come out, we imagine the publisher could be revealing official footage and details soon.

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