Skull & Bones Delayed to FY 2019

Ubisoft has announced a delay for their open-world pirate game, Skull and Bones.

The Ubisoft Singapore and Blue Byte-developed game will forgo its planned fall 2018 release for one sometime in the next fiscal year – news confirmed in the company’s latest financial report. This means the earliest we could see the game is next April, when the company enters the new fiscal year.

The publisher said the reasoning behind the delay is due to strong sales of their back catalog, as well as an “excellent momentum of recent releases.”

Here’s a rundown on the game:

It is the Golden Age of Pirates. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth, warships. You are an upstart pirate captain who 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 ferociously clash.

In order to survive, you will have to build a lethal fleet, prey upon lucrative trade routes, and ally with other pirates to join the endless struggle for supremacy.

Key Features:

  • 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
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