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Skull and Bones: Release Date, Trailer, System Requirements & More

Ubisoft’s ship has finally found the right direction and we have a release date and a lot more info regarding its next title. Read on further to know more.

Skull and Bones is an action-adventure video game that is being developed by Ubisoft Singapore and published by Ubisoft. This third-person perspective game primarily focuses on Naval Combat and Piracy. The game’s primary focus is The game has been in development since 2013 and now after facing so many delays the release date for the game has finally been announced which is now only a couple of months away.

Today in this article we are going to discuss various things about the video game Skull and Bones, read on further to know the release date, system requirements, and platforms on which the game will be released.

Skull and Bones Release Date & Platforms

Skull and Bones Release Date
Skull and Bones Release Date

The game is slated to be released on November 8, 2022, just a day before the release of God of War Ragnarok. The game is set to be rolled out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Luna, and PC via Epic Games Store and Ubisoft Store.

It should be noted that the game was initially set to be released in Q3/Q4 of 2018, but then it was delayed to 2019 and then again to sometime after March 2020. Again in October 2019, Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot announced that the game would now be released after April 2021.

Yet again in May 2021, Ubisoft announced that the game’s release date has been pushed back to sometime after April 2022. Finally, the official announcement for the release date of the game was made on July 7, 2022, at the Ubisoft Forward Event.

The game is up for pre-order now and you can order it from Ubisoft’s official website.

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Skull and Bones Official Trailer

Skull and Bones Official Trailer

The trailer of the game was also released on the same day when its release date was announced. The trailer of the game shows an unnamed man, an outcast, who seems upset. He seems unsatisfied with his current life. As the trailer progresses, we find the ship, in which the man was sailing wrecked on the seashore of a rocky island, St. Anne which is one of the pirate dens in the world, from there he begins his new life as a pirate, initially building a mid-sized boat and having just a few crewmen to having his full-size pirate ship with many crewmen, he starts to take over.

At the end of the trailer, we see him probably going on a naval battle against other ships along with his allies. The graphics of the game are sharp and cutting-edge. You can watch the trailer embedded below –

Skull and Bones System Requirements

Minimum Requirements (for 1080p & 30fps)

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit version with latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @3.2 GHz OR Intel Core i7-4790 @3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 570 (4 GB) OR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6 GB), or better
  • Hard drive: 65 GB available storage (SSD required)
  • DirectX version: DirectX 12

Recommended Requirements (for 1080p & 60 fps)

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit version) or Windows 11 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @3.6 GHz OR Intel Core i7-8700K @3.7 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8 GB) OR NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (8 GB)
  • Hard drive: 65 GB available storage (SSD required)
  • DirectX version: DirectX 12

Recommended High Configuration (for 1440p & 60 fps)

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit version) or Windows 11 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @3.7 GHz OR Intel Core i7-9700K @3.6 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6800 (16 GB) OR NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (8 GB)
  • Hard drive: 65 GB available storage (SSD required)
  • DirectX version: DirectX 12

Recommended 2K Configuration (for 2160p & 60 fps)

  • Operating system: Windows 10 (64-bit version) or Windows 11 (latest service pack)
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X @ 3.7 GHz OR Intel Core i5-11600K @3.9 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB (running dual-channel mode)
  • Video card: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT (16 GB) OR NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB)
  • Hard drive: 65 GB available storage (SSD required)
  • DirectX version: DirectX 12
Skull and Bones System Requirements
Skull and Bones System Requirements

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Skull and Bones Gameplay

Since the game is inspired by Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag the game will heavily focus on piracy and naval combat. The game will be played in a third-person perspective mode and will be set in an open world. Players will be able to fully customize the pirate captain. The game will have a narrative campaign that can be played in a co-op multiplayer mode where they could gang up with their allies and go on raiding or they could also choose to roam the Indian Ocean all alone.

You will begin your journey as a pirate from an island, St. Anne, a pirate den. Initially, you will just have access to a small dhow, but as you progress you will be able to build new ships that will have different playing styles and that will have unique features.

Skull and Bones Gameplay
Skull and Bones Gameplay

Your reputation as a pirate in the game is also crucial and it is tracked in the game through infamy. You will be able to increase your infamy by taking up contracts from the other pirates and fulfilling them. There are also some other ways through which you will be able to increase your infamies like by going on exploration, plundering, treasure hunts, investigations, and much more. These activities are also co-op and can be completed by ganging up with other players in the game.

You will also have a choice to customize their ships according to your liking and you will also be able to collect additional ships throughout the game’s progress. Ubisoft released the Gameplay Overview Trailer for Skull and Bones on their official YouTube channel, we are embedding that video here for your convenience, check out the video below to know more about Skull and Bones’ gameplay.

Skull and Bones | Gameplay Overview Trailer

E3 2018 also brought us a gameplay trailer that showed the mechanics of the game at that time. Since then there has been a change in the team, many people have joined the development of the game and have left in between, so it is unclear if any mechanics of the previously thought game would be seen in Ubisoft’s next title. You can watch the old gameplay trailer below –

Skull and Bones Old Trailer

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What took Skull and Bones so long to release?

Well, there is not a single reason why “Skull and Bones” was delayed this much. The game was announced back in 2017 and since then it has seen so many ups and downs. The game’s development began in 2013. Initially, it was supposed to be an MMO expansion of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. But, soon after that it took a life of its own and became a new spin-off game with the name Black Flag Infinite which was then again changed to Skull and Bones.

Former Ubisoft devs had said that Skull and Bones never had a clear vision behind it. Nobody working on the game knew what they were working on and what they were aiming for. The development team at Ubisoft Singapore had “hungry for power” directors that did not focus on the game. Some devs even said that the game is cursed.

Hell Paradise
Hell Paradise

The initial release date for the game was announced to be sometime in 2018 and it was to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. But, the advent of new gaming consoles and “new visions” for the game scrapped almost all the ideas of the old program.

Ubisoft’s current developer said that they can’t ever scrap the game as it is too big to fail. It is worthwhile to mention that the game has blown away all the set budgets and now it has already cost Ubisoft $120 million.

To know further what went behind the scenes and all the details about the development of Skull and Bones, we highly encourage you to check out Kotaku’s in-depth report, but we’d also add that readers should take the info with a grain of salt.

Conclusion

After nine long years of tiring development, the game is all set and groomed to hit the market. We also have enough information about the game to say that, it looks promising. Assassin’s Creeds’ fans would love the game and they must be excited about the game’s release. The game is set in the golden age of piracy and guarantees you to give you a thrilling experience of the pirate world.

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Nihaal Bhogal

Playing video games for the last seven years, keeping an eye out for the recent video game releases, ardent fan of the Call of Duty and God of War franchises.

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