Announced back in 2017, Skull and Bones
was positioned as a sea-faring pirate adventure from the team behind all of that good stuff in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
. With its maiden voyage originally set for 2018 the game has since been beset by a number of delays, most recently last year where it was revealed
that the game had been rebooted.
So then, when can we expect to play Skull and Bones? Well, according to the latest Ubisoft financial report
the release window is now set for 2022-2023. Starting April 2022.
As per that reboot announcement, Creative Director Elisabeth Pellen noted that "Production on Skull & Bones has been in full swing with a new vision" as of September 2020. Adding, "Our teams at Ubisoft Singapore are fully committed to launching the game, as well as supporting it for many years to come."
That bit about many years to come is in reference to rumours that the new version of Skull and Bones is set to be a multiplayer free-to-play title with live service mechanics. Seasons, cosmetics, things of that nature. With Rare's excellent Sea of Thieves
basically cornering the "sailing as a pirate" market it'll be interesting to see how this pans out. And you know, if it actually makes its way to consoles and PC.