Skull & Bones PS5 PlayStation

Skull and Bones, the long-in-development nautical nastiness simulator from Ubisoft has hit another squall, with reports that the PS Store has automatically refunded some customers' pre-orders. Further, as of the time of this writing, pre-orders on the PS Store have been disabled for the title, with potential pirates only available to wishlist the title and not lay down any of their hard-earned booty.

As reported by PlayStation LifeStyle, users on Reddit and Twitter noted that their pre-orders had been refunded, but curiously, without an accompanying explanatory email. In both cases, it was the Deluxe Edition of the game that had been refunded. It has been theorised that Skull and Bones' recent delay may have caused the issue, with the title's now nebulous release window of 2023 triggering something on the back end.

Ubisoft has yet to comment directly (outside of a generic customer service response), but we hope they can get things ship-shape in short order. We recently got to see a significant amount of gameplay, which does look like a good bit of swashbuckling fun.

Did you pre-order Skull and Bones, and if so, has your order been refunded? Dig for buried treasure in the comments section below.