Ubisoft Singapore’s troubled naval warfare game Skull and Bones has been (unsurprisingly) delayed again: this time to March 9, 2023. An open beta has also been announced to be held some time prior to the game’s launch.
Ahoy there, privateers. Our team is hard at work polishing and balancing the experience ahead of the worldwide launch. As a result, we’ve made the tough decision to move our release date to March 9, 2023. We’re very eager for you all to get your hands on Skull and Bones and dive in headfirst to the dangerous and exciting world of building your own pirate empire. To give you the best possible experience we’ve decided to take a little more time to make sure we can deliver exactly that.
For the most eager of you, we are also very happy to announce that we will hold an open beta of the game in the near future. We’ll share more news on how you can sign up to register soon, so keep your spyglasses trained on our social media for more news and announcements.
Originally announced at E3 2017 with a Fall 2018 release window, Skull and Bones has already been delayed four times owing to multiple changes in direction along with budget and management issues. The game’s last announced release date was November 8, 2022.
While development on the game is claimed to have concluded, Ubisoft believes more time is needed to further polish Skull and Bones using player feedback from the recent Insider Program and technical tests. The company has also confirmed its full year 2022-23 financial targets are unchanged.
The 17th century pirate adventure is coming to Xbox Series X|S, PS5, Stadia, Luna, and PC on the new March 9, 2023 release date. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia, and Luna to access the game on day one.
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