Ubisoft’s eagerly awaited sea-faring game, Skull And Bones, continues to face challenges. Originally propelled by the success of “Assassin’s Creed 4” in 2013, the game’s journey is now marked by another delay, leaving fans disappointed.
Drawing on the success and pirate-centric gameplay of “Assassin’s Creed 4,” Ubisoft ventured into “Skull And Bones.” Since its grand unveiling in 2017, this multiplayer nautical adventure has encountered a series of setbacks. From its inception, the game has navigated rough seas. With multiple postponements and an investment of a staggering $120 million, Ubisoft has now set its sights on a new launch window, aiming for a release between January and March of 2024.
Despite the tumultuous journey, there’s a silver lining. Ubisoft recently showcased a closed beta version of the game, sparking hope among its fanbase. While earlier predictions hinted at a 2023 release, fueled by the success of the beta and prior release estimates, the game’s checkered past has led many to question this new timeline. In another unexpected move, Ubisoft has pushed back the release of another significant title to FY2024-2025. Rumors suggest it might be “Star Wars Outlaws,” with a potential release no earlier than April 2024.
The allure of “Skull And Bones” remains undiminished. Enthusiasts believe that the game can tap into the naval combat mechanics that made “Assassin’s Creed 4” so popular, adjusting them for a multiplayer setting. Currently, Ubisoft appears to be wavering, experimenting with different gameplay styles for the title. Adding to the excitement is the chatter about a possible “Assassin’s Creed 4” remake, though an official announcement is eagerly awaited.