What you need to know
- Skull & Bones is a pirate adventure from Ubisoft which focuses on ship-to-ship combat.
- The game does not allow you to freely explore islands like Sea of Thieves.
- Skull & Bones was expected to launch in 2019, but has been delayed further.
- No new release date has been provided.
Last year, Ubisoft surprised gamers by showcasing a title like Sea of Thieves called "Skull & Bones." As the name suggests, Skull & Bones is all about becoming a pirate and destroying other vessels on the high seas. Unfortunately, from what we saw at E3 2018, the game looked like it just focused on ship-to-ship combat, and didn't allow you to freely explore islands. This didn't sit well with many, but the gorgeous visuals and solid combat intrigued a lot of gamers.
It looks like Ubisoft knows Skull & Bones needs a lot of work because the company just announced that it has been delayed. No new release date was provided, but producer Karl von der Luhe issued a statement about the status of the project. It hasn't been cancelled, the team just needs more time to polish up the experience. Gematsu was able to compile the statement from a video message.
If Skull & Bones is to succeed, it needs to be an open-world pirate adventure like Sea of Thieves. Ship-to-ship combat is a novel concept, but it may get repetitious after a while. Hopefully the team is aware of this and are working towards expanding the gameplay mechanics.
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