Ubisoft­’s pirate game Skull & Bones has been delayed yet again. The pub­lish­er announced the delay in its lat­est earn­ing report that the game is now slat­ed to launch dur­ing the fis­cal year 2022–2023, which runs April 1st, 2022 — March 31, 2023.

This is just the lat­est delay is a rather long list for Skull & Bones, which real­ly isn’t much of a sur­prise. Back in Sep­tem­ber 2020, Ubisoft stat­ed the devel­op­ment team were work­ing on a “new ver­sion” for the game. This fol­lowed a report that said the title was get­ting rebooted.

Ubisoft­’s man­age­ment did say in a news brief­ing that Skull & Bones is pro­gress­ing well, adding that they have faith in the cre­ative direc­tion of the game. All this added devel­op­ment time is allow­ing the stu­dio to real­ize its vision.

Many of you have been won­der­ing why we’ve had to post­pone our launch. The answer is that we sim­ply need­ed more time,” cre­ative direc­tor Elis­a­beth Pellen said pre­vi­ous­ly about the ear­li­er delay. “We dreamt some­thing big­ger for Skull & Bones, and these ambi­tions nat­u­ral­ly came with big­ger challenges.”

Skull & Bones was first revealed back at E3 2017 and is being devel­oped by Ubisoft Sin­ga­pore, the same stu­dio that devel­oped Assas­s­in’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s ship com­bat sequences.