Ubisoft’s upcoming pirate-combat game Skull & Bones will not be a part of the developer’s upcoming E3 2019 press conference.
While the game was originally going to release in 2018, it was quickly delayed to FY2019/2020. It won’t be making that date.
Revealed in an earnings report, Skull & Bones has now been delayed indefinitely. There aren’t any details on why the game is being delayed, but a video was released to explain the situation.
You may have heard that the Skull and Bones release date has been pushed back,” producer Karl Luhe said. “Rest assured that we are working as hard as ever to make sure the game is going to be as great as possible. Quality remains our number one focus.”
“Ubisoft remains fully devoted to this exciting journey and to bring you a brand new game.”
We’re going to batten down the hatches and push back on the game’s arrival—this is a challenging news for us all, but it’s what’s needed to make Skull & Bones as awesome as it can be!
Our focus remains on quality first and we’re grateful for your undying support ???? pic.twitter.com/ZCt85tY3TG
— Skull and Bones (@skullnbonesgame) May 15, 2019
“For new UPs, it is common to have evolutions of creative vision and this requires more development time,” Ubisoft told Gamespot.
Skull & Bones first appeared back at E3 2017. Taking Assassin’s Creed IV’s ship combat and placing it into a multiplayer arena sounded like an easy win but, as always, games are hard to make. Hopefully, Ubisoft Singapore will push through the hardships and create a fantastic game upon release.
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