This will mark the fourth year that the open-world pirate title has been delayed.
In a recent earnings report that took place on Tuesday, the company revealed that the game will now be rescheduled to release in April of 2022.
However, fans will still have some exciting titles to look forward to as Ubisoft confirmed that this current fiscal year will see the release of Rainbow Six Quarantine and Far Cry 6 by September 30th.
Fans can also expect to see the release of The Division Heartland, Riders Republic and Roller Champions. They finished by saying “Skull and Bones will now be released in 2022-23”.
Chief Financial Officer Frederick Duguet said had commented on the delay on Skull and Bones in the Ubisoft earnings call.
“We strongly believe in the team’s creative vision and they have been given an increasingly ambitious mandate for the game”
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“Production led by [Ubisoft] Singapore has been advancing well over the past 12 months and the promise is better than ever. The additional time will allow the team to fully deliver on its vision”.
“What we have been doing to make sure they could really come strongly with Skull & Bones is we increased the associate studios that are working with them at the moment so there’s a good and big team now working on the game and the last 12 months have really been good in terms of the way things were coming along, so we are confident they can really bring something really exceptional for the market”.
The title was originally planned to release in 2018 after having first been announced at E3 in 2017, since then the game has seen a delay spanning across four years.
Ubisoft has said that Skull & Bones was being pursued in a new direction back in September of 2020, the titles creative director Elisabeth Pellen had stated that Ubisoft Singapore has “dreamt something bigger” for the title and fans should expect it in 2021.
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“We know you’ve been waiting for news, so I’m thrilled to confirm this: production on Skull & Bones has been in full swing with a new vision.”
“While our game won’t be present at Ubisoft Forward on September 10, we’re currently working on plans to present Skull & Bones sometime in the future. It will be worth the wait.”
At least we have a date in the near future when we can hope to expect the title, but in the meantime be sure to check back with us at Gamerficial for the latest news and updates.