skull and bones release date delayed
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Set sail

New Skull and Bones gameplay will be showcased on July 7

  • New Skull and Bones gameplay to be unveiled on July 7
  • The showcase will also feature developer interviews
  • The game started developed way back in 2013

Ubisoft has revealed that new Skull and Bones gameplay will debut on July 7 am PT/8 pm CEST. That’s right. The game is still going ahead following years of uncertainty.

The showcase promises new gameplay footage and will highlight the game’s take on pirate life. You can also expect a behind-the-scenes chat with the developers. There’s also a pre-show if you’re interested. It starts 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time and will have some ‘surprises’.

Skull and Bones was first revealed in 2017, though development began in 2013. It started life as an expansion for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag but eventually became its own project.

Skull and Bones has supposedly undergone several changes since that first unveiling, causing several delays. It was meant to release in late 2018 but kept getting pushed back. Eventually, in 2020, Ubisoft announced the game would move in a different direction.

We’ve seen several gameplay showcases over the years, usually at E3. You can check that out in the video above. But Skull and Bones has seemingly shifted a lot over the years, so this unveiling likely refers to the unveiling of its new direction.

The YouTube description for the Skull and Bones gameplay mentions that you will assemble a fleet before sailing across the world. You’ll gather resources, craft tools, and weapons as you look to become more infamous in the world of piracy.