Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s pirate simulator seems to be struggling on the rough seas of development. The game was originally scheduled to launch last year. Well, we now have confirmation that the game won’t launch until April 2020 at the earliest.
This news comes from two sources. In Ubisoft’s earnings report they confirmed that Skull & Bones will be released after 2019/20. This refers to the tax year which runs from April one year to the following April. The second source is a Tweet from the official Skull & Bones Twitter account. You can check out the Tweet below –
We’re going to batten down the hatches and push back on the game’s arrival—this is a challenging news for us all, but it’s what’s needed to make Skull & Bones as awesome as it can be!
Our focus remains on quality first and we’re grateful for your undying support ???? pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
— Skull & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019
While we do applaud any publisher who allows their developers to take the extra time they need to get their game right, this is a game that has received multiple delays and still doesn’t seem any closer. We love the idea of a realistic pirate simulator. Particularly one that uses some of the sailing mechanics from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. We just hope that Skull & Bones doesn’t turn out like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots which never saw the light of day.
One other intriguing piece of info from Ubisoft earnings report was that they expect to launch 4 AAA games before the end of the financial year. We know that one of those games will be Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Even if the highly rumoured Watch Dogs 3 is one of these, that still leaves two AAA games to be announced. Could one of these games be a new Splinter Cell game? We reported yesterday that the Ubisoft creative director Tweeted that he was working on a new game in the stealth franchise. Ubisoft has walked that back, though, saying he was joking. Part of the Tweet does say that he can’t wait for E3. I guess we’re all just going to have to wait till then to find out what these games are if one of them is Splinter Cell.
Of course, Skull & Bones won’t be at E3 but we will be. Keep your eyes peeled on Xbox Enthusiast for all the latest news, stories, and previews from one of video games biggest events.