Following the official announcement that the pirate-themed Skull and Bones game has been delayed for the sixth time, Ubisoft has released a new video showing Skull and Bones gameplay live from developers.

The entire live stream only lasts about half an hour, so it’s worth watching if you’re interested in learning more about the game while you wait for it to come out.

(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrMBpkfTbpg(/embed)

The stream highlighted several aspects of the game, such as investigations, which have the player searching for treasure to steal. Investigations are kind of like side quests in Skull and Bones, but they have an extra layer of narrative where these stories are based on the factions that populate the world. By taking on quests, you not only learn the local history but also earn some sweet loot in the process.

Skull and Bones Looting involves your entire team as you try to destroy settlements or places of interest. It’s a complex system, with some of your crew entering the settlement to steal the loot while you battle at sea against enemy ships and artillery. And while you can drag out the fight to get bigger rewards, it also makes the enemy more aggressive with more time to get reinforcements, so you need to plan your heists carefully.

One tip about Skull and Bones that the developers mentioned was that you’ll likely want variety when it comes to owning ships. The game has its fair share of boats and ships of all shapes and sizes, with some more suitable for travel, combat, cargo and hunting. Knowing when to use the right boat will make your career as a pirate even more fulfilling.

A bona fide pirate game wouldn’t be complete without sea gates, and Skull and Bones has quite a few of them. You can sing them with your crew as you travel from place to place, with sea songs ranging from classic pirate songs to those sung in specific languages. It adds a little more variety to the whole thing while keeping what the players know and enjoy.

Although Skull and Bones has been delayed once again, you’ll be able to take the helm of your own pirate ship when it comes to PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.


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