Skull & Bones could finally – finally – set sail on November 8, after years of being in development hell. An industry insider has revealed a supposed Xbox Store entry for this game which shows said release date. The alleged list also includes several DLC packs that may be available at launch. Ubisoft Singapore reportedly began development in 2013 as a spin-off from Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Now, nearly a decade later, there’s still no official release date for Skull & Bones.
The alleged Skull & Bones Xbox Store listing was share by industry insider Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia). The tweet mentioned that Skull & Bones would launch with a plethora of DLC packs, including the pre-order bonus, Bloody Bones’ Legacy Mission, The Ashen Corsair Mission, Smuggler Pass Token, Digital Soundtrack and Artbook, and Premium Bonus Pack. Lumia too share that Skull & Bones will be released on November 8. Ubisoft has yet to officially announce the release date. However, notable tipster Tom Henderson (@_TomHenderson) has substantiated Lumia’s claims, lending weight to the November 8 release date.
Skull & Bones was originally revealed by Ubisoft at its E3 2017 event, followed by an expanded gameplay trailer at E3 2018. Over the next few years, the winds died down for the game as it was pushed back into the darkness. The game recently re-emerged into the spotlight after its test footage was reportedly leaked on Reddit, offering a detailed look at gameplay.
Set in the open waters of the Indian Ocean, Skull & Bones will allow players to explore solo or in teams of five players. It looks like Xbox’s Sea of Thieves, except it’s not a cartoon. Pirate ship battles will be the central part of the game, as other players can fight you and take your abandoned treasure. Played from a third-person perspective – just like Assassin’s Creed – players will be able to customize their character and manage the ship and its crew.
Skull & Bones is now set to release on November 8 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It was previously slated for 2019. As more consoles have been released in the years since, Skull & Bones is also expected to come to PS5 and Xbox Series S/X.
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