Ubisoft has delayed Skull and Bones yet again.
If you were looking forward to playing Skull and Bones this fall, we have some bad news. You’ll have to wait until next spring to build your pirate empire. Ubisoft has confirmed that the game is delayed. The new release date is March 9, 2023.
In an email to the press, Ubisoft explains the decision for the delay:
While the game development is finished at this stage, the extra time will be used to further polish and balance the experience using players’ feedback from our technical tests and Insider Program which happened over the past two weeks. This is the right decision both for our players and for the long-term success of the game as March 9, 2023 provides for a suitable release window for this very unique new brand.
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The company says that an open beta will be held ahead of the game’s worldwide launch to ensure players get a firsthand look at the dangerous world of Skull and Bones.
“Players will have the opportunity to discover the game’s unique take on the piracy fantasy, its gritty naval combat as well as the immersive and beautiful seas of the 17th century Indian Ocean,” Ubisoft says.
Skull and Bones is coming to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna, and Windows PC through the Epic Games Store and the Ubisoft Store. Players can also subscribe to Ubisoft+ on PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna to access the game on day one.