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Ubisoft Unveils Updated ‘Skull and Bones’ Gameplay This Week

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After years of delay, Ubisoft is finally ready to offer a fresh look at skull and bones† The publisher On Tuesday, it plans to hold a showcase dedicated to the open-world multiplayer pirate game on July 7 at 2 p.m. ET. Ubisoft will livestream the event on and

It is generally expected that the company will then announce a new release date. If you didn’t keep track skull and bones’ troubled development, we don’t blame you. Ubisoft first announced the title on , with an original release window slated for 2018. Then it pushed the game back to , , 2021 and then finally its fiscal .

In 2020, Elisabeth Pellen, creative director of the game, the delays lead to a change of vision. The original premise of skull and bones was simple. It was intended to adjust sail mechanics from 2013 Assassin’s Creed IV: black flag and get rid of all the narrative threads and stealth mechanics that made that game unapproachable for some.

“The answer is that we just needed more time. We dreamed something bigger for skull and bones, and these ambitions naturally came with greater challenges,” Pellen said at the time. “As skull and bones evolved from the original idea to what it is today, it was also necessary to have some fresh eyes with the team.” Ubisoft also announced today that it plans to hold a separate event on September 10 featuring multiple games and projects from the company’s teams.

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