Ubisoft has shared its 2020-2021 earning figures along with the first outlook at the upcoming fiscal year 2021-2022, and the game Skull and Bones is not going to be released in this timeframe.
Here is a portion from the earnings press release:
“The year will notably see the release of Far Cry 6, Rainbow Six Quarantine, Riders Republic, The Division Heartland and Roller Champions. Skull and Bones will now be released in 2022-23.”
Possibly, the Skull and Bones could come in April 2022, not before that, though it is the best scenario kind of estimate.
For the first time at Ubisoft’s E3 2017 press conference, this open-world pirate-themed multiplayer naval warfare game was unveiled, which was basically for a late 2018 release. The title then delayed for 2019/2020 to offer ‘an even more engaging experience’. Obviously, that didn’t go as they planned, when the Creative Director Elisabeth Pellen informed that a new vision has taken place for the game that was said to be revealed in 2021.
“Many of you have been wondering why we’ve had to postpone our launch. The answer is that we simply needed more time. We dreamt something bigger for Skull and Bones, and these ambitions naturally came with bigger challenges.”
“These difficulties resulted in necessary delays for our game. Critical questions needed to be addressed over the past several months such as: how do we modernize the classic pirate fantasy? How do we ensure a more immersive and visceral experience? How do we create cool and memorable moments in-game? For most of these questions to be answered, it was clear that we needed more development time.”
It still has to be seen that how different Skill and Bones will now be; the E3 2021 might be informative. In this list, there are also Far Cry 6 and Rainbow Six Quarantine, the other two games from Ubisoft that have been delayed over the previously confirmed timeframe. Daniel Ahmad, the industry analyst thinks after today’s conference call that these will be released at the end of September.