Ubisoft Singapore Gets Its Pirate On And Announces Skull & Bones

Ubisoft Singapore have made a game about Pirates, together with a very snazzy looking trailer that has a female led pirate sink another ship, only to find an armada  bearing down on them. It’s quite the dramatic introduction, but Ubisoft went all in for this announcement.

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Naval combat is taken to “the next level”. Takes place in a shared systemic world, where you can sail with other players or execute betrayals. There will be a 5v5 mode called The Loot Hunt, which was demonstrated via gameplay that not only sowed the ships firing and ploughing into each other, but also collecting loot.

Other details include a mini map that shows the tide direction, and I heard throughout that sea shanties make a return, which were always a pleasure to hear. Those who loved the ship bits of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will feel right at home with some of the mechanics in place. It even includes boarding, though that seems to be more of a short cut-scene than actual involved boarding. At the end of each match, Frigates come in to hunt players who have the most gold.

The main game won’t be out for a while, Fall of 2018 to be exact, but there is Beta access is available. Skull & Bones will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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2 Comments

  1. Totally sold.

  2. This looks interesting. Sailing bits in AC were great.

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