Looks like even more bad news has arrived for Ubisoft fans. After the game developer announced three more canceled projects, the upcoming pirate game Skull and Bones has been delayed for a sixth time. This comes a few months after it was announced that the game had previously been pushed back to March 9 this year.
In Ubisoft’s latest earnings report, this is what the studio had to say about Skull and Bones:
Players will be able to discover the beauty of Skull and Bones in the upcoming beta phase. The extra time has already paid off and brought impressive improvements in its quality, which was confirmed by the latest game tests. We believe that players will be pleasantly surprised by its development. We decided to delay its release so that I would have more time to present a much more polished and balanced experience and build awareness. Skull and Bones will now be released in early 2023-24.
Ubisoft does acknowledge the game’s previous delays and notes that this helped give the game more time to develop and improve, as confirmed through playtests. Still, it looks like we won’t be able to get our hands on Skull and Bones just yet, with the game coming out “early 2023-24.” If this is based on Ubisoft’s fiscal year, which ends on March 31st and starts on April 1st, we should expect the game to be released several months later, barring further delays.
While Ubisoft seems pretty hesitant to release Skull and Bones with all the game’s delays, the report gives some hope that the extra time has paid off for the developer. Skull and Bones is due out for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
source: Ubisoft’s earnings report