Announced in 2017 by Skull & Bones, aside from a few trailers and gameplay reveal, things have mostly remained quiet. In fact, much of the news about Skull & Bones since then has been related to delays, director departures, and more. Just last month, it was revealed that one of the game’s co-directors had left Ubisoft.
However, Ubisoft seems to believe that Skull & Bones will finally be free from the clutches of development hell soon, as in the company’s most recent quarterly earnings report, Ubisoft CEO Frédérick Duguet said it could be released next fiscal year.More specifically, if Duguet’s Rights and Skull & Bones do release in the next fiscal year, its release date would be between April 2022 and March 2023, according to reports computer gamer.
This isn’t the biggest surprise, as Ubisoft said back in 2021 that it saw Skull & Bones release sometime in that window. However, despite reports that getting Skull & Bones into Alpha wasn’t going well, Duguet said he was “very pleased” with the game’s development.
Elsewhere in the recent quarterly earnings call, Ubisoft revealed that the past holiday quarter wasn’t a great one compared to 2020.According to reports GamesIndustry.biz, Ubisoft’s sales fell 31% to about $757 million, and bookings fell 25% to $848 million. While that sounds pessimistic, it’s not surprising when you look at Ubisoft’s massive 2020 holiday season.
This year’s quarter included blockbusters Far Cry 6 and new IPs like Knights Republic, while the same quarter of 2020 saw the release of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Immortal Fenyx Rising, not to mention, this All three titles became a new generation of consoles too.
If you’re excited about Ubisoft’s first foray into pirates since Assassin’s Creed Black Flag released in 2013, it sounds like you don’t have much to wait for. In the meantime, read about Skull & Bones’ troubled development, then check out Skull & Bones’ new games of the day section.
[Source: PC Gamer]
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