Skull and Bones could finally be releasing, and fans of seafaring pirate adventures don’t have all that long to wait. It’s been rocky road getting there, but the launch of Skull and Bones is now well within reach. Barring anymore delays that is.
If you’ve been following Skull and Bones since the beginning, you’ll know that the game has been retooled a couple of times over the past few years. It originally started out as more of a multiplayer experience, but now offers something altogether more singleplayer focused. Now, it’s all about customizing your character, taking them from being a washed up nobody to a full-fledged pirate legend.
Now that we have what seems to be the final release date for Skull and Bones, we’re starting to see what the final product is going to look like. It’s still possible we may see another delay, here’s hoping we don’t, but for now here’s what we know about Skull and Bones so far. This includes all the latest news, which will be added to this page as it is revealed by Ubisoft.
After the most recent delay, Skull and Bones will launch March 9, 2023. This follows a new showcase which gave us our best look at the game yet. It will release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
When Skull and Bones was announced it was only confirmed to release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Though, back then, it was due for release in 2018. After many delays, and the launch of the new generation of consoles, Skull and Bones has now dropped PS4 and Xbox One. It’ll still be on PC but instead, it’s coming to the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, too.
There have been reports of Skull and Bones’ development troubles, which we’ll go into more below, but we started getting hints that Ubisoft was getting ready to announce a new released ate when, back in March, the game’s website received a redesign.
Another hint dropped during an earnings call in February 2022 (via VGC), Ubisoft stated that it is aiming to release Skull and Bones during its next fiscal year, meaning the developer was aiming to release the game by April 2023. Thanks to an Ubisoft Forward, we learned that Skull and Bones planned to launch on November 8, 2022, a day before God of War Ragnarok. This obviously did not hold true.
Skull & Bones will also be Ubisoft’s first game to sell under a $70 / £70 price tag for new-gen consoles, something it previously hadn’t committed to. Speaking in a recent interview (via Axios), Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot stated: “Some of the games will come at the same price as the competition. The big AAA games will come at $70.”
or anyone interested in trying it out, you can always sign up for future Skull & Bones live beta tests. We previously saw closed playtests between September 16 to September 19 for PC players, where it was nice to see the game being opened up. If you’re curious to know more about how you can join in future tests, we’ve got the full details in our Skull and Bones beta guide.
Ubisoft has released a handful of trailers for Skull and Bones so far but given the game’s overhaul during development and its new vision, the latest gameplay trailer shows quite a different direction for Skull and Bones.
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