Ubisoft’s upcoming pirate title Skull & Bones, which was originally announced at E3 2017, is reportedly getting rebooted. The game has been delayed multiple times, most recently to 2021, and there was no mention of the title during Ubisoft Forward, the company’s recent livestream event. The report comes from VGC, who spoke to development sources that wished to remain anonymous.
According to VGC’s sources, the game “had been struggling to carve itself a unique position among Ubisoft’s existing portfolio of open-world games”. The game will reportedly be switching from a ‘premium box’ model to a live service style game. The game will feature a persistent world that will change in response to the actions of the community, and is designed to appeal to audiences beyond those looking purely at action based gameplay. The sources stated that the storytelling elements of Fortnite were “a strong inspiration for Skull & Bones’ new direction”.
There is currently a lack of precise details about the game, although it’s possible that the title will have a similar style to Sea of Thieves, but with a more reactive world and more focus on the live-service aspect.
Make sure to check back in soon for further updates on Skull and Bones as and when we get them, as well as other news from the world of gaming.