In new leaked footage of Ubisoft’s long-maligned pirate sim Skull & Bones, players who have been eagerly awaiting everything in the game have been treated to combat, exploration and more. Additionally, Kotaku reports that sources say we could see the game ship as early as fall 2022.
skull bones has been in what many would call “development hell” since its initial reveal at E3 2017. Since then, there have been multiple delays, as well as reports of a “lack of direction,” among other things.
However, the game has seen some signs of life lately, with a new alpha phase last year and the creation of an insider program, with some players trying it out early to give feedback to the developers.
It appears some of this footage was leaked via Reddit, although it was quickly pulled down. Before that, however, eager viewers were able to get a glimpse of what skull bones looks like so many years since we last saw footage.
It seems this footage revolved around a social gameplay hub called Sainte-Anne, Here players can sell and craft items, receive quests and form pirate groups to conquer the high seas. From there, players can board their ship and take on others, attacking forts, NPC and player ships, and even world events like merchant fleets.
The video itself emphasizes that skull bones is still geared towards multiplayer, although players can tackle these quests solo if they wish.
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— Skulls & Bones (@skullnbonesgame) April 29, 2022
The footage itself was quickly removed, but Ubisoft addressed it head on, confirming it was a leak from a recent build of skull bonesbut not representative of the endgame.
Via a statement to Kotaku:
“We confirm that this is a sneak peek of our upcoming game Skull and Bones. Recently we did a technical test for the game and some of its details were released. This footage is from an early version of the game and does not reflect the quality and features of the final game. We’ll be releasing more details about the game soon.”
Kotaku also reports that according to their sources, we were able to see it skull bones Final release this year, already in autumn 2022. According to the sources, Kotaku reports that it was originally planned to release this spring, but was postponed twice: once to summer and then to September.
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