Skull & Bones delayed to 2023, Ubisoft release statement

Skull and bones has been delayed an impressive number of times, but Ubisoft had finally settled on a firm November release date, signaling that the troubled pirate game was finally on its way out. However, the publisher has pushed the game once again, stating that it will now be released on March 9, 2023 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, and Amazon Luna.

Ubisoft explained the delay on the game’s Twitter account. The team noted that development was complete, but citing feedback from recent technical tests, wanted to further balance and polish the game to make it “the best experience.” More tests are also on the way, as well as an open beta in the “near future.”

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This latest push is just more turbulence for a game that has braved rough waters for nearly a decade. Skull and bones started development in 2013 as a multiplayer spin-off to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag before it turns to its own title. It was revealed at E3 2017 and originally planned for release in 2018 before being delayed more and more as the years went on. According to one Kotaku reportsit suffered from a lack of direction, cluttered design, and poor management, which helps explain its constantly changing release window.

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