Skull and Bones will get free post-launch content material for “many years to come,” says Ubisoft
Skull and Bones – that elusive pirate crusing sport from Ubisoft that you’re going to bear in mind made an enormous splash (sorry) at E3 2017 – is lastly beginning to take form, and the developer/writer of the sport has stated that the sport will get recent new content material over the approaching months and “many years to come.”
The core gameplay loop in Skull and Bones, as we have seen in new trailers and movies launched by Ubisoft at present, will see you crusing the Indian Ocean, raiding and pillaging to be able to develop your crew, construct greater and higher boats, and put a sizeable dent within the buying and selling routes and Privateer vessels that suppose they’re the rulers of the water.
Though the sport could be performed solo, the Ubisoft workforce sees it extra as a “live multiplayer” expertise – and that appears to be shaping how the developer will method post-launch content material. In a media briefing, quest director Terry Han famous that Skull and Bones will see “in-game events [like] bigger, deadlier challenges, cosmetics and more” come after launch, and can be free for all gamers.”
Han stated Ubisoft plans to launch content material that’s free to all gamers for “many years to come”.
We have been proven footage of a number of gamers raiding settlements and forts – finish game-style challenges that can take organisation, planning, and good ships and equipment to be able to overcome.
Given that there can be an opt-in PvP server within the sport, it additionally stands to cause that extra gear and instruments can be added to the sport over time. Is Ubisoft taking goal on the likes of Sea of Theives, the one different notable multiplayer pirate sport on the market? Possibly. Han stated Ubisoft is aiming to be the “best open world pirate experience” – and, to my ears, there’s just one different sport it could possibly be searching for to clip the sails of.
Given that Sea of Theives has attracted over 25 million gamers in its lifetime, Skull and Bones has an enormous battle on its arms if it needs to take the crown on this very particular style. Sea of Thieves might have its troubles, sbut it is nonetheless a wildly well-liked sport by all accounts.
There’s been sufficient time spent on the entire thing, in spite of everything: the title was initially purported to launch in 2018, earlier than being delayed into 2019. Then, the sport was delayed a second time into Ubisoft’s 2020/2021 fiscal 12 months. Since its announcement, alongside the delays, it was revealed the sport had undergone a reboot.
Skull and Bones will launch on November 8, 2022. It will come to PC, PS5, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S.
Skull and Bones is certainly one of three video games that Ubisoft intends to launch earlier than the tip of the fiscal 12 months; we have additionally obtained Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope to stay up for.