Skull and Bones gets new gameplay showcasing narrative quests

Skull and Bones

Ubisoft showed off more Skull and Bones, giving a look at how quests can use narrative to create puzzles and challenges.

Skull and Bones has been plagued by delays ever since it was announced years ago. This latest livestream comes just after the game has been delayed yet again and it seems Ubisoft is trying to tide fans over.

The new stream shows an example of a potential quest, with our player pirate finding a royal announcement after thieves absconded with a queen’s crown. The clue namedrops some locations to get players started.

Using the clues in the decree, it begins a trail of breadcrumbs that will set players off on an adventure along the coast. This open world style of adventure is a little bit different from matchmade PvE encounters common in many games today.

This style of quest has more in common with tall tales in Sea of Thieves, though tone and style differences might make them appear different at first.

Skull and Bones is set to launch sometime before the end of 2024 across Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, the Ubisoft Store), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5.



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