Gaming company Ubisoft has announced a shake-up of its release schedule with one of their high profile AAA titles delayed and another seemingly moved forward. The bad news is in relation to “Skull and Bones,” the lavish looking open-world pirate adventure announced at E3 last year.
The game was originally targeting a late 2018 release, but now has been delayed to the publisher’s 2019-2020 fiscal year. That means April 2019 is the earliest it could come out, more likely it will be well after that (ie. Fall 2019).
“Skull and Bones” features tactical naval combat within single and multiplayer modes. Players use a variety of ships and their cannons to subdue and board other vessels, where the encounters end with hand-to-hand combat. The game hails from Ubisoft Singapore who developed the beloved “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” which was lauded for its pirate-themed nautical combat.
The news is better for the company’s sequel to “The Division” with Ubisoft revealing in a recent fiscal end-of-year earnings report that the game will be out by the end of March next year. The publisher plans to release three new AAA games by that time – “Division 2,” “The Crew 2” and an unannounced franchise title which will likely be revealed at E3.