Skull and Bones is an action title developed and published by Ubisoft.
It places an emphasis on naval warfare and piracy, taking cues from gameplay mechanics seen in Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
Ubisoft's relentlessly delayed and rebooted open world pirate adventure is apparently in "a decent spot" where development is concerned.
Current and former developers outline various troubles with the project, from its lack of a clear vision to toxic management in a new report.
Announced all the way back in 2017 with a whole lot of fanfare, Skull and Bones remains as elusive as ever. What's going on with Ubisoft's pirate utopia?
Ubisoft Toronto is the lead but Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Pune and Ubisoft Shanghai are some of the other studios also working on the title.
A new report claims that development on the game was recently restarted, and a launch in 2022 is unlikely.
Releasing 3-4 AAA games every year is "no longer a proper indication of our value creation dynamics," says CFO Frederick Duguet.
Ubisoft says that production has been "advancing well over the past 12 months."
The company is looking to move away from its reliance on AAA releases.
Hugues Ricour has left Ubisoft Singapore but will remains an employee of Ubisoft.
The naval combat title won't be present at Ubisoft Forward today.
Ubisoft CFO Frédérick Duguet also says that one of Gods and Monsters and Rainbow Six Quarantine could be delayed into the next fiscal year.
The new direction allegedly includes focus on quests, co-op, and ongoing storylines.
Revealed in 2018, the naval combat title is still a ways from release.
Ubisoft is now positioning it for "after 2019-20".
What can we expect from their show? Watch Dogs? Skull and Bones? ...Splinter Cell?
The publisher has confirmed that it has multiple AAA releases planned for the next fiscal year, but wouldn't go into what those games will be.
Team up with other scurvy dogs and rob the oceans of their coin.
It was originally due out later this year.
But there's very little of it, and it is all off screen.
"For it to be a, you know, a one-off campaign that's consumed, would be a shame."
Ubisoft Singapore hasn't "really talked too much" about it.
Ubisoft leading the Games as a Service charge again.
Far Cry 5 expected to have "significantly higher potential" than Primal.
Will offer "iconic characters and memorable rival pirates."
5 vs. 5 PvP match showcased.