While last year Ubisoft seemed confident that Skull & Bones would make a big return this year, that has now changed. The open-world Pirate game has been delayed once again, pushing its release into the 2022-2023 fiscal year.
During Ubisoft's earnings call last night, Ubisoft stated that Skull & Bones will now be released in the next financial year, meaning the earliest it could release is April 2022, but it could slip as far as March 2023.
While the game has been delayed again, Ubisoft executives continue to have confidence in the project, with the company's CFO saying: “We strongly believe in the team’s creative vision and they have been given an increasingly ambitious mandate for the game. Production led by [Ubisoft] Singapore has been advancing well over the past 12 months and the promise is better than ever. The additional time will allow the team to fully deliver on its vision.”
Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot also confirmed that more support studio staff is working on the game now and they are confident they can “bring something really exceptional to the market”.
We may still see Skull & Bones this year at E3, which Ubisoft will be attending.
KitGuru Says: Skull & Bones seemed to be in development hell over the last few years but from the sounds of it, production is now ramping up towards the finish line.