25 Minutes of Skull and Bones Gameplay in 4K
Ubisoft seemingly painted itself into a corner with some of its massive entries into the Assassin’s Creed franchise, particularly in Black Flag. Taking the series in a new direction, Black Flag is well regarded as one of the greatest in the series, and in no short part to its exceptional time on the high seas scuttling enemy vessels, bombarding fortresses, and generally looking fantastic. While we may have some rather mixed and opinionated feelings on the state of recent pirate excursion Sea of Thieves, Skull and Bones looks to have taken the much loved sailing aspect of Black Flag and created a dynamite game around it. We went hands on at E3 2018 and we can’t wait to show you footage from this great swashbuckling experience.
Skull and Bones is an online multiplayer experience building off of the incredible feel and combat of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag. Players will be able to choose from a variety of classes of ship with their own unique abilities, as well as customize the ship and your pirate captain. Picking up quests from various ports, you’ll need to use everything at your disposal to take down the enemy and steal the booty, but beware of other pirates in the area. If you find yourself in a tight spot you can call to them for help, but as soon as that delicious treasure is floating in the water its up for grabs. Skull and Bones will allow players to form small bands of pirates, and it will be interesting to see if the online community develops a massive, interwoven democracy of pirate leaders.
Skull and Bones is currently set for a 2019 release date, however you can sign up for the beta immediately. Expect to see the game launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For more information, check out the game’s official website.