Even though Ubisoft has released a healthy financial report this week, there’s still some bad news for fans.
Ubisoft’s total annual sales were up 18.6% to €1,731.9 million beating their target of d €1,640.0 million. But it’s not all rainbows for the team behind Skull and Bones.
Skull and Bones looks like the perfect pirate game. If you’ve ever wanted to be a pirate king and sale the Indian Ocean either in a sort of open-world multiplayer game that’s built around making the action and exploration of the pirate life into an amazing experience. It’s being billed as the biggest project Ubisoft has taken on of its kind, and it’s all about emergent gameplay where the players write their own stories.
The game was initially revealed at E3 2017, and Ubisoft will showcase Skull & Bones at E3 2018. So the game is seemingly pretty far along. We’ll just have to wait until then to see what kind of state the playable game is in.
During their financial call, they announced that are pushing the game back to a 2019-2020 release window to “give itself more time to develop Skull & Bones to offer players an even more engaging experience”. According to the report, Skull and Bones has also been delayed to at least 2019. Check out the trailer for the game below if you want to whet your whistle until then.
It’s not all bad news though, there are references to an “unannounced franchise title.”
The report doesn’t offer further information on what the game could be, but mentions it alongside known upcoming sequels The Crew 2 and The Division 2, which rules those out as possibilities. We also know it would be coming before March 31, 2019, which marks the end of Ubisoft’s fiscal year.