Skull and Bones PS5 PlayStation

Surprise! Skull and Bones has been delayed again, for the sixth time by our reckoning, which has to be some kind of record. If you can believe it, the constantly drifting pirate game now targets a vague Q1 2024 window. Word comes to us through Ubisoft, as today is financial report day, and along with the frankly unsurprising nautical news, we learned that a "large game" likely to be Star Wars Outlaws appears to have been delayed as well.

Skull and Bones was announced back in 2017, and there was definitely an appetite for its pitch: a multiplayer pirate outing based on the best parts of Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. Since then, Sea of Thieves (admittedly not on PlayStation) has seemingly satisfied that demand, albeit in a more zany fashion. So many caveats have been made in the intervening years that we can't imagine this pirate ship will set the world on fire whenever it finally does limp out of harbour.

Are you excited about Skull and Bones at this stage, or were you at another? What are the odds of it hitting this next release window? Place your bets in the comments section below.