Skull & Bones, Ubisoft pirate game, delayed yet again

Last we heard from Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s long-awaited pirate game, the publisher announced the project had rebooted under a “new vision.” Now, we have confirmation that the game will suffer a fourth delay—likely as the result of the decision to start over.

Ubisoft confirmed in its latest earnings report that Skull & Bones will not launch until sometime after March 2022. The game will now launch during the company’s 2023 fiscal year, which runs from April 1st 2022 to March 31st 2023. In other words, we could still be just under two years away from playing it—and that’s assuming this is the final delay.

We haven’t seen much from Skull & Bones since it was first announced all the way back in 2017. While the game we saw four years ago looked like a natural spin-off of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag‘s naval battles, it’s unclear just how much of that original vision is intact following the reboot.

One thing we do know for certain is that the project is being led by Ubisoft Singapore.

No word on what platforms the game will eventually launch on, but it’s a safe bet that, given the timing, it’ll come to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows PC. That far out, however, there’s a chance Ubisoft may skip PS4 and Xbox One versions entirely.

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