Ubisoft's Pirate Game Skull And Bones Delayed

Skull & Bones has been delayed.

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Ubisoft's ambitious pirate game Skull & Bones is not going to launch on time. Ubisoft announced today that the PS4, Xbox One, and PC pirate game is now scheduled to launch during the company's fiscal year 2019-2020. That means the game will launch sometime between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

"Ubisoft has decided to give itself more time to develop Skull & Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience," Ubisoft said. During an earnings call, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said Ubisoft will only incur a "very small" marketing expense for Skull & Bones during the fiscal year, which suggests Ubisoft won't talk much or at all about it until 2019 at the soonest.

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Skull & Bones, which was announced at E3 in June, is an intriguing-looking naval warfare battle game where players try to sink their enemies in the Indian Ocean. Developer Ubisoft Singapore made the naval battle sequences in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

The studio has contributed to many Assassin's Creed games over the years as a co-developer; and it also made the canceled Ghost Recon: Phantoms. Skull & Bones is the studio's first title as a lead developer since then.

Last year, GameSpot visited Ubisoft Singapore where we played the game and spoke to its developers. For more, check out GameSpot's interview feature: Skull And Bones Dev Talks Single-Player, Loot Boxes, And Why It's Not An Assassin's Creed Game.

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EricShadow366

You know what?...Good.

After Sea of Thieves disastrous launch, people need to realize that you need actual game in their game.

Still hoping Skull and Bones is good.

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stev69

Lot of cynical comments regarding the balls up Microsoft made of Sea of Thieves. I approve. If people want to play games with **** all to do then they can get that fix for free with mobile gaming. Hopefully people are wising up, being sold a platform (at full price) for content delivery somewhere down the road, is not on.

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kgsg-19-2

Something says this has something to do w/ SoT.......

Realized you can't get away w/ just repetitively shoot cannons, sail around, and that's it. This game has huge potential to be the better than SoT pirate game we've been waiting for............

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Thanatos2k

Ubisoft Exec Looking at Sea of Thieves: "Whoah, people actually want content in their pirate games. Crap, delay delayyyyyyyy"

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PlaystationZone

What joke all this delayeds until next year . Next going delayed RDR2 and dreams if so we will have worst year in gameing for while.

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I can wait!..........and of course not buy it when it eventually comes out. If i remember correctly "single player experience will be woven into multiplayer". Rest in sea

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cboye18

They must've drifted away after the huge success that was Sea of Thieves.

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The_Dragon_Born

@cboye18: lol maybe SoT taught them we want an offline campaign too

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Quag-Daddy

@The_Dragon_Born: I hope you're right. ...I'm cool with waiting for a better pirate game.

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videogameninja

The way things have been going with game delays recently I think it would actually be news if I saw a heading that said…

“X game releasing on time”

-YEAR OF THE DELAY NINJA APPROVED-

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The_Dragon_Born

Better add in an offline campaign or my wallet won't notice you exist.

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KiriharaZro

@The_Dragon_Born: thats the most clever statement I've ever read! "my wallet won't notice you exist"

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Packer1080

They saw what happened to Sea Of Thieves and realized that gamers were starting to catch on to stupid game ideas like looting and micro transactions.

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Matricks_

@Packer1080:

And for this, I will pay more attention to the game. I mean it's pretty hard to have LESS content than SoT at launch (unless they decide to just have a main menu), but either way I like hearing a developer pushes a launch date back in order to make a title more polished and complete.

Naturally it's Ubisoft, so they could just spend the extra time downgrading the crap out of the visuals. Toss the coin.

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Risingdawn

@Packer1080:

Basically this.

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xdarkrocker

Dont delay it too long or its Davy Jones Locker for yer

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Franzkill

@xdarkrocker: Shiver me timbers!

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Shantmaster_K

Keep those delays coming!

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pmanden

@Shantmaster_K: Delays are better than getting a Sea of Thieves again.

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Shantmaster_K

@pmanden: Eh, SoT is fine.