The Project Has Been Underway for the Past 5+ Years
Skulls & Bones has been a highly anticipated game to come from Ubisoft; it has been since it was announced, approximately eight years ago. And we’ve been waiting and been wanting to play the game ourselves. The problem is…we haven’t been able to. The game has yet to come out, as there have been many delays.
Some of the delays are due to the global situation all are very much aware of; some are due to the great exodus, as many employees have been leaving due to the workplace situation. And too, Ubisoft Singapore, which has been leading in the development of Skulls & Bones, has felt there has been a disparity, especially when it came between them and Ubisoft’s home nation of France and employees wanting to advance within the company.
All of which to say, that there have been many difficulties in bringing Skull & Bones out into publishing, some of it self made.
Despite this, and despite the report that Far Cry 6 and Rider’s Republic were unable to reach the same goal point that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs: Legion…Ubisoft did make a hard claim this year. During the quarterly earnings call, Frédérick Duguet, Ubisoft’s CEO, claimed that the games in development for this next fiscal year are going well. Skulls & Bones are on the list, as well as sequels for Avatar and Mario + Rabbids.
According to the GIBiz report, the company is “very happy” with the artistic direction and the game’s progress. So, it does seem that the long-awaited multiplayer game will be coming out this fiscal year. But that passage of time may not mean in 2022. While in France this may mean from January 1 to December 31, Duguet may mean anywhere from April 2022 to March 2023, depending on if he means from the time of his announcement, or how Ubisoft counts their fiscal year.
So we may have to wait until 2023 until we see the long-awaited game, or sooner. We will not know until the release date has been officially confirmed by Ubisoft.