Skull And Bones Hits Another Delay, Launches March 2023 Now
Ubisoft’s Skull and Bones is no longer launching in November. Instead, it will now launch in March 2023 joining Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora next year.
With Skull and Bones now removed from Ubisoft’s Fall lineup, there are no major games arriving from the French developer. While there is no reasoning behind the delay.
Beginning as a spin-off of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the Ubisoft Singapore project has seen multipledelays over the years, including an indefinite delay in 2019 before finding a new creative director. It is estimated the project has cost more than $120 million so far but because of subsidies from the Singapore government, have helped the project stay afloat.
Given that Ubisoft Singapore had never really worked on a massive game like Skull and Bones, the studio struggled to make headway with the project. There were tons of in-studio arguments and accusations of toxic culture being thrown around, with sexual harassment allegations being discussed as well.
Ubisoft says that they will be holding an open beta in the near future with more news coming on how to sign up too.