Remember Skull & Bones from last year? Ubisoft’s seafaring pirate adventure that was compared to Sea of Thieves for their shared theme of piracy. We’ll it’s back. Ubisoft showcased the game at its E3 2018 briefing with a new cinematic trailer and more gameplay.
The gameplay demo shows off a new PvPvE mode called Hunting Grounds. Players will set sail on the Indian Ocean to hunt down merchant ships for every single coin they carry. You can go alone and become a formidable enemy by yourself, or you can choose to team up and create a band of pirates terrorizing the seas. Before you begin each journey into the Hunting Grounds, you’ll need to gather intelligence and prepare your crew.
Skull & Bones also boasts a dedicated PvP mode called Disputed Waters, pitting you and four other players against a rival pirate gang. Another mode called Deadly Encounters will be detailed at a later date.
Players can customize their ships and tailor their designs to themselves. Nearly every visual aspect of your ship can be customized, including sails, figureheads, ship wheels, paint colors, and pirate captain.