A month or so ago we reported
on a credible rumour that the long in the works pirate game from Ubisoft
-- Skull & Bones
-- had been rebooted. Which explained why we hadn't seen or heard anything about the game for some time. Originally due for release in 2018, Creative Director Elisabeth Pellen has provided an official update
on the game's development.
Confirming that it's still in development and yes, "a new vision" for the game means it'll be something different when it resurfaces.
"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," Elisabeth Pellen writes. "Our teams at Ubisoft Singapore are fully committed to launching the game, as well as supporting it for many years to come. 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."
That bit about 'many years' also adds weight to the rumour that it will be Live Service title. "As Skull & Bones evolved from its original idea to what it is now, it was also necessary to have some fresh eyes join the team," Elizabeth adds. "I was one of those people when I joined as Skull & Bones’ creative director a little over two years ago. I have been part of the game’s core team that leads many of the talented developers at Ubisoft Singapore."
The update doesn't offer any ideas as to what the new vision entails, but it's good to know that Skull & Bones is still coming. And that we'll eventually get to play the "Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag but just the pirate bits" we've been waiting for.
Head here for the full statement