During Ubisoft’s recent financial report, it’s confirmed that “Skull & Bones will now be released in 2022-2023″. The game has been delayed in four consecutive years.
Chief financial officer Frédérick Duguet reflected on the Skull & Bones delay during Ubisoft’s financial report
“We strongly believe in the team’s creative vision and they have been given an increasingly ambitious mandate for the game,” Duguet said. “Production led by [Ubisoft] Singapore has been advancing well over the past 12 months and the promise is better than ever. The additional time will allow the team to fully deliver on its vision.”
CEO Yves Guillemot commented: “The Singapore studio has been developing for a long time a big part of the Assassin’s Creed franchise so it’s a really good studio.”
“What we have been doing to make sure they could really come strongly with Skull & Bones is we increased the associate studios that are working with them at the moment so there’s a good and big team now working on the game and the last 12 months have really been good in terms of the way things were coming along, so we are confident they can really bring something really exceptional for the market.”
Duguet added: “Singapore developed unique experience in naval combat contributing to Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag.”
Skull & Bones was announced back in 2017 aiming for a 2018 release, the game has been delayed every year since its announcement. In 2020 the development team found a “new vision” hoping to “ensure a more immersive and visceral experience.”
In July 2020 it was reported that Ubisoft was rebooting Skull & Bones the game will feature a persistent game world with quests, characters, and storylines that will drastically evolve and change over time based on the collective actions of the community.