Big question, where is Skull and Bones? The game has seen multiple postponements, but it seems that the biggest wait is now behind us. Explanations.
After six postponements, we can legitimately wonder if Skull and Bones will simply be canceled. Generally, this kind of wait for a game that has been announced for a very long time is never a very good sign. Still, it looks like the light may soon be at the end of the tunnel for Ubisoft’s Pirates title.0
Skull and Bones, a release coming soon?
Thus, Insider Gaming has learned that Skull and Bones, the highly anticipated game from Ubisoft, finally has a release date set for February 16, 2024. This information follows an official announcement from Ubisoft in October, indicating that the release of the game was scheduled for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023-24. Last week, Darryl Long, Managing Director in Toronto, confirmed that the game would launch before the end of the fiscal year.
Pre-orders for the game are currently available on the Ubisoft Store, priced at 49.99 euros. However, Insider Gaming has learned that Ubisoft is also planning to release a Premium version of the game. Although the exact contents of this premium edition are yet to be clarified, it appears that players will be able to access it as early as February 13, 2024, thus benefiting from three days of early access. Perfect to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Or not.
It appears that this new Premium Edition will cost players around 15-20 euros more. Details regarding the announcement of the game’s new release date remain unclear. But sources suggest that due to the nature of the information obtained, it could be announced in the coming weeks. Maybe even at the Game Awards.
The game, currently under the codename Project XA, has been through a lot of playtesting recently. With the last test carried out last week. Skull and Bones was originally planned for release in 2018 before being postponed no less than six times. At one point, the game was even developed with a new vision by Ubisoft Singapore’s studio. Skull and Bones will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
For the record, inspired by the success of naval gameplay elements in previous Ubisoft titles like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Skull and Bones allows players to take control of pirate ships, participating in high-level tactical combat sea, and explore an open world. The game emphasizes multiplayer, offering both confrontations and cooperation between players.