After years of tumultuous development, Skull and Bones might finally release on November 8. This date was shared by industry insider Aggiornamenti Lumia on Twitter and seemingly supported by Tom Henderson. Aggiornamenti Lumia also disclosed a number of Xbox listings that are apparently add-ons for the upcoming title. The post lists missions like “The Ashen Corsair” as well as a digital soundtrack and artbook.
Skull and Bones has had some troubles in development, to put it lightly. It was first shown off at E3 2017, with a long gameplay trailer in 2018. However, since then, we haven’t heard anything about the game from Ubisoft directly. Instead, we’ve mostly heard about the title’s troubled development over the past couple of years. However, it seems that Skull and Bones may finally have its long-awaited release date.
What’s up with Skull & Bones?
For those unaware, Skull and Bones is a pirating adventure in development at Ubisoft Singapore. From what we’ve seen, it bears heavy similarity to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag. While most of Black Flag‘s major praise came from its pirating gameplay, many were concerned about Ubisoft’s intention to turn that concept into a full game.
Concerns surrounding the game were also due to Ubisoft’s radio silence. But earlier this year in April, leaked gameplay footage showed a game that had changed in scope. This gameplay showed off plenty of new systems and multiplayer components that Ubisoft hadn’t shown in the past. It wasn’t long after this that Ubisoft’s official Skull and Bones Twitter account teased a future reveal. The game still seems to be on track for a future release, and that may be sooner than any of us thought.
Skull and Bones may indeed be heading for a November release. It makes sense considering the bits and pieces we’ve managed to glean over the years. Things can always change, though, and Skull and Bones‘ release date is no exception to that. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see whether this game finally gets to set sail.