Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones Delayed Again For The Fifth Time
Skull & Bones; a pirate-adventure themed open-world game has been delayed again. This is the fifth time the game has been postponed. According to new information from Ubisoft, the game is scheduled to launch on March 9, 2023.
Ubisoft previously announced the game had been set to launch on November 8, 2022 on Google Stadia, PlayStation 5, PC, and Xbox Series X but delayed again to the new date.
Ubisoft has released an official statement saying,
“Our team is hard at work polishing and balancing the experience ahead of the worldwide launch. As a result, we’ve made the tough decision to move our release date to March 9, 2023. We’re very eager for you all to get your hands on Skull and Bones and dive-in headfirst to the dangerous and exciting world of building your own pirate empire. To give you the best possible experience we’ve decided to take a little more time to make sure we can deliver exactly that.”
Skull & Bones has been in development for quite some time now. The game was first revealed back at E3 2017, taking its inspirations from Assassins Creed Blackflag. At the time, the game was set to be released in the fall of 2018.
The first delay was announced in 2019, pushing the release date to 2019-2020. Reports suggested that the studio quietly rebooted the game during that time period. The game was delayed a second time to 2020 and a third time to 2021. Finally, a 2022 release date was announced. But as we all know, it again got delayed to November 2023.
An open beta is also planned to give players early access and let them try out the game ahead of its launch. The beta will be released early next year.