Skull and Bones is delayed (again).
After Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, the company envisioned a new game with a pirate setting. Initially envisioning a multiplayer mode for Black Flag, the project took a different path. The game would be known as Skull & Bones and began development around 2013. Over the years, Skull & Bones suffered constant delays. and accidents.
The game would be constantly reimagined, suffering from conflicting ideas between teams that had no general direction for the game. With at least 6 delays, Skull & Bones may not be released until 2024. This is 6 years after its original 2018 release date.
- Skull and Bones is once again delayed.
- It won’t be released until Ubisoft’s fiscal year 2023-4.
- Ubisoft also canceled at least 3 other titles due to cost cutting.
Skull & Bones will now have a release date sometime in Ubisoft’s 2023-24 fiscal year, pushing the game into a late 2023 to early 2024 release window.
Skull and bones are delayed. According to a press release from Ubisoft. Ubisoft has also canceled at least 3 other titles and is planning €200 million in cuts across the company. The company expects to reduce costs through natural attrition, canceling projects, asset divestitures, and restructuring.
Despite these successes, the company faces major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-lasting titles that can reach players, platforms and business models around the world. Our strategy over the past 4 years has been about creating long-lasting live games and adapting our strongest franchises, notably Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® and Tom Clancy’s The Division®, these changing trends to make them truly global brands. However, games from this investment stage have yet to be released, while our recent launches have not performed as expected – Ubisoft
We’ve seen what happens in the past when games are rushed. Cyberpunk 2077 is a perfect example of this, but Skull & Bones’ development has reportedly been chaotic, and it’s trickled down into the game itself. Ubisoft is in a tough spot right now, and they really need a winner more than ever.
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