A report has suggested that Ubisoft will be rebooting their pirate IP, Skull & Bones. This time, the title will be updated with a “live” storytelling model inspired by the model Fortnite uses. . The game will now 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.
The reboot also brought big changes to the game’s leadership, including the departure of creative director Justin Farren, who later joined Wargaming. Moreover, Skull & Bones’ creative director was replaced by former editorial VP Elisabeth Pellen. The game was originally announced at E3 2017, but has since been delayed indefinitely.
This is not the only change Ubisoft is undergoing. It was recently reported that Ubisoft Montreal’s director was replaced, and several executives including Ubisoft’s VP was removed or resigned from their respective studios. The company is currently taking measures into investigating allegations regarding its employees, as well as bringing on new leadership.
The studio was also originally planning on releasing a tv series with Atlas Entertainment with a female-fronted pirate based in the same universe. There is yet to be any news regarding the development of the television series.
Of course, all of this is still rumor at this point and Ubisoft has yet to officially report the reboot. For now, Ubisoft’s official announcements include Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs Legion. The company also promised more announcements and showcases for the next few weeks.
For those who are itching for a pirate experience, Sea of Thieves was recently added to the Steam page, and is also available on the Microsoft store. For now, fans can patiently await Ubisoft’s next livestream for more news.