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Multiplayer Pirate Combat Game Skull & Bones Announced

During today’s Ubisoft E3 press conference, Ubisoft Singapore revealed Skull & Bones, a multiplayer naval combat game in the vein of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

The game features multiple PvP modes, and challenges players to become the most infamous of all the pirates in the world.

The features of Skull & Bones, via Ubisoft:

It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth: warships. You are a pirate captain who has refused the king’s pardon and sailed from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, an untamed frontier full of lavish riches. However, these waters are also a battleground where far-reaching colonial empires, powerful trading corporations, and ruthless pirate gangs clash. In order to survive, you will have to build a lethal fleet, prey upon lucrative trade routes, and ally with other pirates in your endless struggle for supremacy.

Dominate a Dangerous Open Ocean:
A shared open world that reacts as you plunder rich trade routes

Customize Your Pirate Experience:
Choose your captain, recruit your crew and build deadly ships

Naval Combat Redefined:
Use your weapons, spyglass and even the wind to stalk and destroy your prey

Play Solo or Coop:
Raid the Hunting Grounds alone or group with other players to hunt larger prey

Explosive Multiplayer:
Enter the Disputed Waters and fight for supremacy in a variety of game modes

Skull & Bones launches Fall 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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9 comments
  1. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 12, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    So Ubi finally listened and took out the ship battles from AC4 and made a separate MP game. Good on them.

  2. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Assassin’s Creed IV without the Assassin’s Creed parts should be pretty nice. I hope the shared world MP stuff isn’t forced on you though.

  3. Mr. Greis
    Mr. Greis
    June 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Geeze, they really butchered Crazy by Mushroomhead.

    Makes me already wary despite how much I loved sailing in Rogue and Black Flag.

  4. Dale Frewaldt
    Dale Frewaldt
    June 12, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Is AC4 cheap enough yet to justify buying?

  5. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 12, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    probably, it’s on like every steam sale either way.

  6. Astro
    Astro
    June 12, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Wait. So is there NO single-player component at all? It’s just multiplayer?

  7. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    There should be some. From the article:

    “Play Solo or Coop:
    Raid the Hunting Grounds alone or group with other players to hunt larger prey”

  8. artemisthemp
    artemisthemp
    June 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    So happy that they have a Co-op mode for me and my friends

  9. Personaknight
    Personaknight
    June 13, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    So an online sailing pvp game with possible craken co-op or story story? I’m interested though I don’t know about my friends considering the theme and I would need some considering how team oriented this looks.