If you have played the legendary Assassin’s Creed Black Flag then you must be aware of the fact that Skull and Bones was planned as a spin-off title for AC Black Flag named Black Flag Infinite before changing into a standalone project. AC Black Flag had the best naval combat in all the Assassin’s Creed series, so Developers decided to make another game that focused mainly on naval combat.
If you are a fan of the Assassin’s Creed franchise and are eager to know about the Skull and Bones Release Date then you have landed on the right page! Today we will spill everything we know about the upcoming Ubisoft project titled Skull and Bones. So without any further ado let’s get started.
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Skull and Bones Release Date
For now, we do not have any relevant information about Skull and Bones Release Date as the game has been delayed 6 times. It is really shocking to think about the fact that the game has been delayed 6 times in the past by the developers. On January 12, 2023, Skull and Bones received the sixth and latest delay to Ubisoft’s fiscal year 2023 to 2024.
At this point, we shouldn’t get our hopes high and take everything with a grain of salt as the game might be delayed the seventh time. We really hope that this game doesn’t get delayed anymore because it has almost been a decade since this game started developing. We have speculated that the game will be released by the end of 2023. Alright, now we will discuss Skull and Bones Gameplay.
Skull and Bones Storyline
The Skull and Bones Storyline will be set during the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’ – a period between the 1650s and the 1730s when maritime piracy was a significant issue around the globe. Ubisoft has settled on an open-world environment inspired by the Indian Ocean, which the publisher has described as being “beautiful yet dangerous.” Players will be able to explore this setting as a pirate on the rise – starting out as a lowly outcast who is focused on gaining infamy and hunting for resources, funneling the pair into building the ultimate pirate ship.
Even tho the game has got a staggering storyline, we believe that players are going to enjoy and focus more on the multiplayer mode of the game as it would be more fun and enjoyable. Now let us jump onto Skull and Bones Gameplay.
Skull and Bones Gameplay
We had a glimpse of Skull and Bones Gameplay at the 2018 E3 Trailer for the game. In the Trailer, we can clearly see that Skull and Bones Gameplay is heavily inspired by Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Players will be able to captain their ship and target their weapons with indicators showing where their cannons will fire. Players can see the level of the opposing ship, as well as a health bar.
The boarding system also feels exactly like that of that Assassin’s Creed game, although the trailer completely forgoes showing us how close combat will look if it is even in the game at all. Skull and Bones will also feature multiplayer mode so players can face off against other players and loot their ships by boarding them.
Skull and Bones will also feature on-foot navigation meaning that players can explore islands on foot but again we saw the Trailer back in 2018 and it has been almost 5 years and the game might have undergone loads of changes in the gameplay. We hope that the gameplay will be much better than AC Black Flag but we do not want you all to raise all your expectations high. We want you all to take every official information with a grain of salt and now let us move on to Skull and Bones Trailer.
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Skull and Bones Trailer
As we stated above, we have seen only one Skull and Bones Trailer. The trailer was shown worldwide in the 2018 E3 event where players got really hyped to try this game out. We will provide you with the Trailer down below.
Skull and Bones Trailer was fantastic and we can see that the game will feature multiplayer mode and also on-foot navigation. Players were thinking that the game might not feature on-foot navigation as the game’s focus will be mostly on naval combat but Ubisoft is doing something different this time and taking it up a notch.
Skull and Bones Platforms
The game was in development for the past 9 years for many different platforms but now as the game has been delayed over 6 times the developers have stated that the game will be launched on next-gen/ platforms now let us discuss those platforms down below.
Skull and Bones for PlayStation
As the developers stated, Skull and Bones will be released on the next-gen platforms so it is pretty evident that it is going to be released on the PlayStation 5 and not PlayStation 4. So PS5 gamers can now have a sigh of relief. PS5 players will be able to enjoy the game flawlessly and in high resolution since PS5 will be completely capable of running this game.
Skull and Bones for PC
PC gamers need not worry as Skull and Bones will surely be released on the PC platform. PC players will be able to enjoy the game at maxed graphics settings at a super high resolution with a good frame rate. We just hope that Ubisoft optimizes their game really well so that even mid-range gaming PCs can run this game flawlessly at high settings. So it is a Yes for Skull and Bones for PC.
Skull and Bones for Xbox
Skull and Bones will definitely be released for Xbox Series X/S as the developers proved it. Also, Xbox Series X and S will be perfectly capable of running Skull and Bones at a high refresh rate. So Xbox gamers can now sit back and relax.
Skull and Bones Leaks
There are many leaks about Skull and Bones Gameplay, Trailer, etc spreading across the internet like fire. Many gamers believe that the game will feature many historical characters. But we want to provide you with all the authentic information from a trusted and official source. Thomas Handerson posted a leak on Twitter stating that there will be 5 tiers of ships (small, medium, large, etc.) that are categorized into three different categories. Cargo, Combat, and Exploration. We will provide you with the leak down below
We do not want you to believe any unofficial News or Leaks about Skull and Bones as most of the Leaks are false and only a few of them turn out to be true so take everything with a grain of salt.
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Skull and Bones Rumors
Whenever there’s a new game around the corner, loads of rumors are bound to spread across the internet about it. There are tons of rumors about this game and one of them is that this game will feature some historical characters as well. Again, as we’ve stated before, we want you to take everything with a grain of salt and not believe all the rumors floating across the internet as the majority of them are false.
This was everything we know so far about Skull and Bones and it is quite shocking to see that a game has been delayed six times and been in development for over a decade but it’s alright and we hope that all this wait will be worth something in the end. So now we will answer some FAQs down below for you guys.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will Skull and Bones be released?
Skull and Bones will most likely be released around the end of 2023. The game has been delayed over 6 times now and we hope that this time will be the last time that this game gets further delayed so gamers can enjoy it.
Will Skull and Bones be released on PS4?
Unfortunately, No Skull and Bones won’t be released on the PlayStation 4 as the developers stated that the game will only be released on the next-gen consoles so it is pretty obvious that the game will be released on PS5 and Xbox series X and S.
When did the development for Skull and Bones start?
The development for Skull and Bones started in 2013 right after the release of AC Black Flag.
When was Skull and Bones announced?
Skull and Bones was announced at the 2017 E3 event.