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.