Ubisoft will be hosting a new Ubisoft Forward stream on Thursday 7th July to debut fresh Skull & Bones gameplay. The stream will start at 7PM BST (UK time) / 8PM CEST / 11AM PT with a new gameplay to be shown alongside behind the scenes chat from the developers. Tune in 15 minutes before (6:45PM UK time) for some pre-show surprises.
You can view the stream here;
While we’ve known roughly what Skull & Bones is – a large, open MMO piracy game – there’s some fresh blurb to describe what you’ll be getting up to in the game:
Enter the perilous paradise of Skull & Bones, as you overcome the odds and rise from an outcast to become an infamous pirate. Assemble your very own formidable fleet and use it to build your empire in a visceral world that introduces new challenges, stories and features every season. Gather resources, craft tools and weapons, build your ships and grow your infamy. From the Coasts of Africa to the tropical islands of the East Indies, establish your pirate network and build your own empire on your journey to dominate the Indian Ocean.
The gameplay reveal isn’t all that surprising, as recent ratings board filings have suggested that the game is finally getting closer to release. The game has only been rated for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, confirming that Ubisoft is moving away from last-gen systems, but that could also be a crutch to give the developers fewer demands to deal with when optimising the game in the final stages of development.
Typically, when a game goes through the ratings process, this suggests that its release date isn’t too far away. Announced way back in 2017, Skull and Bones has been through some fairly choppy waters, originally billed as a multiplayer game inspired by AC: Black Flag’s naval warfare before evolving into something much bigger.
Earlier this year, footage of the game leaked online, giving us a pretty in-depth look into many of its features.
In other Ubisoft news, Rainbow Six Siege and For Honor have both entered their latest seasons. Meanwhile, the team working on a Prince of Persia remake have been pulled from the project as the game faces yet another delay. For those Assassin’s Creed fans out there, a 12-week celebration is currently underway that will culminate with the reveal of a new AC sequel in September.