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Ubisoft delay pirate action adventure Skulls and Bones to 2020

Published: 17:27, 15 May 2019
skull and bones screenshot showing ships sailing around the islands
Skull and Bones

Ubisoft have officially confirmed that their pirate-themed action adventure will not release in 2019 as previously scheduled. At the moment, it is unknown when exactly will the game release, Ubisoft only confirmed it's coming in 2020.

Skulls and Bones, Ubisoft's pirate-themed action adventure, which was originally announced back at E3 2017 and scheduled to release in 2018 and then 2019, has been delayed once again, it's been officially confirmed by the publisher in their latest earnings report.

At the moment, Ubisoft don't have a specific release date but it's expected that the game finally launches sometime in 2020 if the development process doesn't hit any hiccups along the way.

Ubisoft also said that Skulls and Bones will not make an appearance on this year's E3 expo, which runs from June 11 to 13. According to the producer Karl von der Luhe, the team wants to focus on the development and the quality of the game instead of new reveals.

"Rest assured that we are working as hard as ever to make sure that the game is going to be as great as possible, and quality remains our number one focus. Ubisoft remains fully devoted to this exciting journey to bring you this brand new game, and we’re confident Skull & Bones is going to be amazing," Karl von der Luhe said.

After the first delay, that pushed the game's release from 2018 to 2019, Ubisoft said that more time is needed to develop the game, that needs to offer players "engaging experience."

At the moment, it's unclear why Skulls and Bones got delayed once again, but given that it is a pretty ambitious project, the devs probably just need more time to implement all the features that Ubisoft promised on the reveal.

Ubisoft screenshot from skulls and bones showing ships in battle Skulls and Bones

Skulls and Bones is developed by Ubisoft Singapore, the same studio that brought us Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. The game will feature a shared open world where players will plunder trade routes and combat each other in huge naval battles. Once out, Skulls and Bones will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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