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Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones has been delayed . . . again

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 –

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.

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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