Ubisoft has said it plans to announce a new Skull and Bones release date “very soon” after delaying the game again this week.
The pirate adventure game was originally scheduled to arrive in 2018 but its release has been pushed back a handful of times, with the project also rebooted in 2020.
On Wednesday Ubisoft announced that the game will miss its most recently announced release date of March 9, 2023, for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Amazon Luna and PC.
Skull and Bones – cinematic trailer
It said Skull and Bones will now be released “early” in its next fiscal year, which begins in April and runs until March 2024.
“Additional information regarding our new release date and upcoming test phases will be shard with you all very soon,” the company said in a follow-up statement published on the game’s Twitter account.
New gameplay footage focused on the title’s lore will also be shown today during a Twitch stream which begins at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT. Skull and Bones is set in a world inspired by the Indian Ocean during the golden age of piracy at the end of the 17th century.
On Wednesday Ubisoft said it had decided to postpone the game’s release “in order to have more time to showcase a much more polished and balanced experience and to build awareness”.
It added: “Players will be able to discover the beauty of Skull and Bones in the upcoming beta phase. The additional time has already paid off and brought impressive improvements to its quality, which has been confirmed by recent playtests. We believe players will be positively surprised by its evolution.”