A week ago we were wondering if Skull and Bones would make it to the last announced release date. After all, it was almost impossible that Ubisoft would delay the upcoming pirate game once more. It’s been like six delays in five years? Well, believe it or not, it’s happening again. Not only the release of Skull and Bones has been delayed again, but the French company has also canceled three other projects.
A not-so-surprising delay
The reason behind such a decision is the bad results of recent launches and the current trends in the world of video games. Just Dance 2023 and Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope failed to meet expectations and this has put more pressure on a company that is “facing major challenges as the industry continues to shift towards mega-brands and long-lasting titles than can reach players across the globe, across platforms and business models”.
Ubisoft seems to be restructuring its models to adapt to the current situation, and doesn’t want to take the risk of launching Skull and Bones in March. It’s a brand-new franchise that does not have a solid foundation to build upon, and the game will need to be quite polished to maintain the player’s attention, especially in the long run.
According to the developer, many changes have been made to Skull and Bones in recent months thanks to the feedback from the players and it will surprise pleasantly all the fans that are waiting for it. Nothing has been said about a new release date, but Skull and Bones is supposedly on track for the upcoming fiscal year along with Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. Given the current state of things, nothing guarantees that these games won’t be delayed, but remember that our comparator is the best tool to buy Skull and Bones cheap, no matter when.