Ubisoft's long-in-development pirate game Skull & Bones is releasing on 8th November 2022, according to Xbox Store listings and reporter Tom Henderson. Twitter account Aggiornamenti Lumia, which regularly searches the backend of the online marketplace, found pre-order listings for the title as well as the aforementioned release date. Reporter Tom Henderson then responded to the tweet in question with a green tick emoji, suggesting he's heard the same.
Pre-order bonuses apparently include the Bloody Bones' legacy mission, the Ashen Corsair mission, a Smuggler Pass Token, a premium bonus pack, and digital soundtrack and artbook.
What's more, it's reported Ubisoft has plans to re-reveal Skull & Bones as soon as next week. We'll apparently see gameplay and be provided with details concerning the game's mechanics in early July, Tom Henderson claims. The title has appeared somewhat close to a final release for a while now as age ratings have popped up for various regions and countries over the past month or so.
The publisher itself has also said it expects Skull & Bones to release before the end of March 2023 in line with its next financial year. Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora has also been given the same projection. Rumours of a big Ubisoft showcase continue to swirl, but with Skull & Bones reportedly appearing as soon as next week, it looks like the French firm may want to get this reveal out of the way sooner rather than later. What we know for sure is Ubisoft plans to have some sort of presence at Gamescom in late August.
Originally announced all the way back at E3 2017, the game hasn't been seen publicly for around five years — gameplay leaks have come and gone, but that's it. Are you still interested in what Skull & Bones was pitched as? Will you give it a go if it does indeed release in November? Set sail in the comments below.
[source twitter.com, via twitter.com, videogameschronicle.com]
Excuse the pun but i cant help but feel the ship has sailed with this one
They sure have sunk a lot of time and resources into this one. Unfortunately it doesn’t float my boat.
Just found out that this is a pirate game which doesn't have hand to hand combat or any land exploration.
Oh you two are good bravo! 👏
But how many abused Singaporeans did they churn through to make this possible?
Troy said it best “your fame is tied to your doom.”
“Smuggler Pass” 😴😴😴
OK I'm curious about this one just because it's a Pirate game... but does anyone know what the actual gameplay will be like? Will we be stuck on the ship the whole time or will it be an Assassin's Creed Oddyssey type affair where we actually get to run around an open world on land as well...? 🤔
I feel like after all these years, Skull and Bones won't make a lot of of waves.
My only hope is that they've gone back to the drawing board with this one, after going radio silent for so long, but I doubt it. If it's still multiplayer focused, solely ship-to-ship combat, I'm not too interested.
I have heard almost nothing about the game and that does make a little nervous.
This game is going to be horrible, I can just feel it. Ubisoft already had the formula with Black Flag, I don't know how they could have messed this up so badly. 🤦♂️
@Pixipantalon Originally, it was purely naval/pirate ship battles but this game has been restarted so many times nobody really knows what its suppose to be.
@UltimateOtaku91 Also a hard pass if we can't traverse land and fight one on one.
Pirate games are more than just ship battles on the sea.
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