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.